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

FIRST North Carolina State Championship, Campbell University - Gore 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22697
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIRST North Carolina State Championship logo
Where: Law Lane
Lillington, NC
27546
FLL Jr. Expo, Campbell University
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=26029
Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.
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When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FLL Jr. Expo logo
Where: Law Lane
Lillington, NC
27546
2016 NC TSA State Conference VEX IQ Tournament, Koury Convention Center
n the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-iq-challenge/RE-VIQC-17-5061.html
Hosted by C TSA State conference VEX IQ
When: April 2, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 4, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 3, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
2016 NC TSA State Conference VEX IQ Tournament logo
Where: 3121 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
27407
2016-17 NC TSA State Conference VEX Tournament, Koury Convention Center
In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/RE-VRC-17-5060.html
Hosted by Vex Robotics
When: April 3, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 2, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 4, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
2016-17 NC TSA State Conference VEX Tournament logo
Where: 3121 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
27407
2016-17 NC TSA State Conference VEX Tournament, Koury Convention Center
In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/RE-VRC-17-5060.html
Hosted by Vex Robotics
When: April 3, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 2, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 4, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
2016-17 NC TSA State Conference VEX Tournament logo
Where: 3121 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
27407
SCS Robotic Showcase, Sycamore Lane Elementary School
During the Showcase event, robotics teams from the elementary and middle schools in Scotland County will share their EV3 robotics challenges. The students will have opportunities to complete other team challenge boards to test their skills. During this time students will demonstrate their programming skills, problem-solving skills, and teamwork.
http://www.scotland.k12.nc.us/
Hosted by Scotland County Schools
When: April 8, 2017
8:30am - 1:00pm
SCS Robotic Showcase logo
Where: 2100 Sycamore Lane
Laurinburg, NC
28352
National Robotics Week Showcase, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Celebrate National Robotics Week and witness some of today's most leading edge robotic technology, turning insight into innovation.
https://www.uta.edu/utari/news-events/upcoming/NRW_2017.php
Hosted by UTARI
When: April 12, 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm
National Robotics Week Showcase logo
Where: 7300 Jack Newell Boulevard South
Ft Worth, NC
76118
Mini Maker Faire Burlington, STEAM Junction Makerspace
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!
http://burlington.makerfaire.com/
Hosted by STEAM Junction Makerspace
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When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Mini Maker Faire Burlington logo
Where: 309 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC
27215
MATE Coastal Carolina Regional ROV Competition, Vex Robotics
The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the physics, math, electronics, and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace. Mentors (teachers, parents, working professionals) are expected to limit their input to educational and inspirational roles and encouraged to focus on the benefits of the learning process and not simply on “winning” the competition.
http://coastalcarolina.marinetech2.org/
Hosted by MATE Morehead City, NC
When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
MATE Coastal Carolina Regional ROV Competition logo
Where: 3121 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC
28557