Plan to bring the entire family to the LA North’s First Regional Robotics Competition.  To be held on March 16, and 17 the event proves to be entertaining, exciting and fun for the whole family!  With a theme of “Deep Space” the 36 teams participating in the competition have had six weeks to build, program and test robots which will form alliances and battle to gain the most points.  These robots will do lots of acrobatics in order to win points for their team.

           In addition, students will be presenting essays, safety and business plans, strategizing and scouting other teams for their strengths and weaknesses.
More than 5,000 teams, totaling 78,000 students world-wide, will take part in the First Robotics competition this year. This program offers instruction from teachers and guidance from mentors in the programming, engineering, manufacturing, and business fields to help the students craft their robot and form their business plans.  The winning regional teams will go on to the final competition in Texas.  In addition, all team participants have the option of applying for nearly $22 million in scholarships from more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide.

          Join students ages 13-18 in grades 9-12 for this once in a lifetime event.  You can view the robots being worked on in the “pits”, see the competition and cheer on teams from all over the state and several teams from other countries.  Admission and parking is free.  Closed toed shoes are required to enter the pits.
The event lasts all day from 8 to 5, with the finals held on Sunday, March 17th.
So…BLAST OFF into DEEP SPACE and bring the whole family!

Click on the link below in order to see a preview of what the competition game will be like.