FIRST Chesapeake District 2020 Southwest Virginia Robotics Competition
Venue: Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg
Organizations: FIRST Chesapeake
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Event Types: Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, STEM Events
Cost: Free
Description:
FIRST Chesapeake District presents the FIRST Robotics Competition on Saturday, March 21, 2020 and Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Blacksburg High School.

Tentative Sunday Schedule:
• 9:00-9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony
• 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Qualification Matches
• 12:30-1:00 PM: Alliance Selections
• 1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch for Teams and Volunteers
• 2:00-5:00 PM: Elimination Tournament
• 5:00-6:30 PM: Awards Ceremony

Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two-day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team and/or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics programs to your community.

FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science. Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ students build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. Teams must also raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $80 million in college scholarships.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the the ultimate sport for the mind amoung high-school student participants and call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Visitors can see how teams used limited time and resources to design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult basketball-sized field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering sport as you can get.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit: https://www.firstchesapeake.org/first-programs/frc/first-chesapeake-district-events/southwest-va or https://www.newriverrobotics.org/events/frc-tournament.
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