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

PNW District - Lake Oswego Event , Lake Oswego 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.
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
PNW District - Lake Oswego Event  logo
Where: 2501 Country Club Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Explorers 351 Robotics, BSA Explorers 351
The Explorers 351 robotics is an FLL like STEM program taught by the First team #2733 Pigmice from Cleveland high school.This all girls career focused BSA group will be lead by the Pigmice Outreach team for 4 week. The Pigmice will give the Explorers 351 and troop 351 a demonstration of their First robot in addition to giving them a tour of the workshop and showing them the basics of cad and programming.
Hosted by 2733 Pigmice
When: April 4, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
April 18, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Explorers 351 Robotics logo
Where: 3400 SE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR
MATE Oregon Regional Competition, Lincoln City Community Center
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.
Hosted by MATE Newport, Oregon
When: April 29, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
MATE Oregon Regional Competition logo
Where: 2150 NE Oar Pl
Lincoln City, OR
Robofest at Beaverton, Tektronics
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 30, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm
Robofest  at Beaverton logo
Where: Building 58, 2540 SW Alan Blumlein Way
Beaverton, OR