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

FIM District - East Kentwood Event, East Kentwood High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22677  | 
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 6230 Kalamazoo Avenue
Kentwood, MI
49508
FIM District - Howell Event, Parker Middle School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22581  | 
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 400 Wright Road
Howell, MI
48843
FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event , Lake Superior State University
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22715  | 
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 650 Meridian Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
49783
FIM District - Troy Event , Troy Athens High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22561  | 
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 4333 John R Road
Troy, MI
48085
FIM District - Livonia Event, Churchill High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22579  | 
When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 8900 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI
48150
FIM District - Marysville Event, Marysville High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22617  | 
When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 555 E. Huron Blvd.
Marysville, MI
48040
FIM District - Shepherd Event, Shepherd High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=27433  | 
When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 100 E Hall Street
Shepherd, MI
48883
FIM District - Traverse City Event, Traverse City High School
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22555  | 
When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1150 Miliken Drive
Traverse City, MI
49686
Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo, Midland Center for the Arts
Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, hop like a frog into the FIRST LEGO League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=26355  | 
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1801 St. Andrews Street
Midland, MI
48640
National Robotics Week Demo, Kent District Library
That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the team's supervision. There will also be Tetrix and LEGO built robots to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.
http://www.kdl.org/events/plainfield-township-branch/2017-04-10/national-robotics-week-demo  | 
When: April 10, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 10, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: 2650 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI, University of Michigan
Michigan Robotics Day 2017 is organized by National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) at U of M in Building 18, North Campus Research Complex. Robofest is a program and registered trademark of Lawrence Technological University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Math and Computer Science.
robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=AnnArbor_UofM_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Michigan State FIRST Championship, Saginaw Valley State University
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/index.php
When: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI
48604
Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition, Alpena High School and Alpena County Plaza Pool
The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to tackle missions based on scenarios from the workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate and advanced complements the educational pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks. The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students prepare technical reports, poster displays, and presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. The MATE competition encourages students to work together, network, and learn from technical professionals and each other. MATE’s philosophy is that collaborative learning experiences best simulate the real world and will serve students - and their future employers - well in the workplace.
http://www.marinetech.org/rov-competition-2/  | 
When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 3303 S 3rd Ave
Alpena, MI
49707
West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase, West Bloomfield High School
Open to West Bloomfield teams
www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=27725
When: April 29, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
48323