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

Brazos Valley Regional , University 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=25533  | 
When: April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 3201 S. New Road
Waco, TX
76706
Lone Star North Regional, College Park 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=25535  | 
When: April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
77384
Alamo Regional, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
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=22567  | 
When: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 200 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX
78205
Texas TSA National Qualifier Event, Waco 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-16-1246.html
Hosted by Vex Robotics
When: April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Waco Convention Center
Waco, TX
76701
Get Excited About Robotics, Texas Tech University
Game day of Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) LEGO robotics competition for elementary and middle school students. Over 1000 participants from West Texas have been designing their robots to accomplish this year's Flippin' Out challenge autonomously since mid February. They are now competing for the highest score and other awards. Registration for the event has closed but spectators are welcome.
www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/stem/gear/tournament.php
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Main Street and Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX
79409
Texas BotBall Tournamemt, Westchester Academy
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
www.botball.org/node/2300
Hosted by BotBall
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 901 Yorkchester Dr
Houston, TX
77079
FIRST Championship - Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center
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=24565  | 
When: April 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX
77010
FIRST LEGO League ANIMAL ALLIES - 2017 World Festival - Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center
Teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO robots that perform autonomous "missions". Get ready. Get set. Roar! Or you could bark, quack, or squeak, because the 2016 ANIMAL ALLIES season is all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends. In the 2016/2017 FIRST LEGO League Challenge, more than 28,000 teams of students age 9 to 14 will look into the eyes of our ANIMAL ALLIES. What might become possible when we learn to help each other?
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22719  | 
When: April 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX
77010
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship - Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center
Middle and high school teams use a modular robotics platform - powered by Android technology - to design, build, and compete. This season's challenge is VELOCITY VORTEX presented by Qualcomm and includes a 30 second autonomous period followed by a 2 minute driver controlled period.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=26907  | 
When: April 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX
77010
FIRST LEGO League Jr. World Festival - Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center
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=27417  | 
When: April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX
77010