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 - Auburn Event, Auburn 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=22639es.org
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
PNW District - Auburn Event logo
Where: 711 E. Main St.
Auburn, WA
98002
MakeSpace: Bot Center, Hands On Children's Museum
Join us in the MakeSpace for a new activity: Bot Center (engineer a scribble bot or design a robot friend)! 11am-3pm. FREE with admission.
http://www.hocm.org/cal/?cid=3531
Hosted by Hands On Children's Musum
When: April 1, 2017
11:00am - 3:00pm
MakeSpace: Bot Center logo
Where: 414 Jefferson Street NE
Olympia, WA
98501
Pacific Northwest District Championship, Eastern Washington University - Reese Court
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=22651
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Pacific Northwest District Championship logo
Where: 526 5th Street
Cheney, WA
99004
Robotics with Blockly Professional Development Course, North Seattle College
Middle and High School Teachers are invited to an engaging two-day STEM Professional Development featuring Blockly graphical programming and the ActivityBot robot. Join Parallax’s educational team for a hands-on exploration of BlocklyProp—our new implementation of the Google Blockly visual programming language. Learn about robotics and product design using the Propeller multicore microcontroller, ActivityBot robot, sensors, and displays. Parallax’s BlocklyProp system provides a solution for running a class where students can use graphical programming or C. Students who have used Scratch or Blockly for screen programming will pick up this tool quite easily. This flexibility speeds skill acquisition, reduces frustration, and provides a STEM/STEAM learning experience where students can achieve success in a short class period but also develop bigger semester-long projects and designs. Clock-hours/CEU/PDU: 16 hours, certificate provided. Graduate Credit: 1 semester-hour graduate credit through Fresno Pacific University (additional $70 fee* payable to FPU).
http://Parallax.com
Hosted by Parallax
When: April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm
Robotics with Blockly Professional Development Course logo
Where: 9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA
98103