National Robotics Week 2017 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2016! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The eighth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 8-16, 2017 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

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Remember it can be everything from bringing a robot to the library, to a demo at the science center, to a huge robot carnival! We just want to share the excitement of robotics around the US. If you hosted an event for 2016, thanks for joining us and please tell us about your event here.

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Event List

Arizona West Regional, Grand Canyon University Arena
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, this is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Watch as student-built-robots compete in the 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
When: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Arizona West Regional logo
Where: 3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix , AZ
3D Printing Fundamentals SBU, ASU Chandler Innovation Center
Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding. In 3D printing fundamentals you will learn how to set up your 3D model for 3D printing. The class will cover different 3D printing settings, troubleshooting, and how to prevent common 3D printing problems.
Hosted by TechShop
When: April 5, 2017
10:00am - 12:30pm
3D Printing Fundamentals SBU logo
Where: 249 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ
Arizona State University - Robotics at The Polytechnic School, Arizona State Unisversity
The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University invites you to an open house session that gives you the opportunity to visit research focused robotics labs and explore a variety of amazing robots.
Hosted by Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Polygerinos, Dr. Dan Aukes, Dr. Wenlong Zhang
When: April 7, 2017
9:30am - 6:30pm
Arizona State University - Robotics at The Polytechnic School logo
Where: 6075 S. Innovation Way West
Mesa, AZ
Robotics with Sylvan Goodyear, Sylvan Learning - Goodyear & Surprise
We're offering a FREE RObotics class and parent orientation to help give families a taste of how STEMM can be engaging and fun! Students will enjoy: Creating and programming robots, using both the hands and the mind. Collaborating and experimenting with other kids in friendly competitions. Learning to troubleshoot and solve problems, building critical thinking skills. RSVP ONLINE!
Hosted by Jenny
When: April 22, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Robotics with Sylvan Goodyear logo
Where: 13770 W Van Buren St
Goodyear, AZ