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  • FIRST FRC Midwest Regional, UIC Pavilion

    FIRST Robotics Competition is a multi-national competition in which high-school students work side-by-side with science and engineering professionals and other adult mentors, to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. Using a standard “Kit of Parts,” a common set of rules, limited resources and time constraints, FRC teams are challenged to design, build, and program a 120 lb. robot to perform the tasks of the season’s game against a field of competitors in a sports-like event, as well as raise funds, design a team “brand,” and hone teamwork skills. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events played on fields the size of a basketball half-court, and are the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines and deadlines. “Winning” is not solely defined by which team’s robot scores the most points. FIRST also awards FRC teams for their achievements in areas such as excellence in design, creativity, innovation, business / marketing plan creation, gracious professionalism, etc. The FRC program is a life-changing, career-molding experience that is as close to “real-world” engineering as a student can get.

    Visit the FIRST FRC Midwest Regional website

    Hosted by FIRST Illinois Robotics


    • April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    525 S. Racine Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60607

    FIRST FRC Midwest Regional logo
  • Robot Block Party, Museum of Science and Industry

    Celebrate National Robotics Week 2016 by checking out the cool ‘bots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams, watching a live robotics competition and interacting with some state-of-the-art robots. All activities are included in Museum Entry.

    Visit the Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Museum of Science and Industry


    • April 2, 2016 - April 10, 2016
      10:00am - 3:00pm


    5700 S Lake Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Robot Block Party logo
  • Robotics Expo, Times Square Mall

    First Robotics team 4187, the ROBORAMS, will be hosting a Robotics Expo on April 9th, 2016 in conjunction with Jefferson County 4-H. There will be Industrial robotics, Agricultural automation, Bomb squad robots, and more on display. There will be student led robotics competitions and learning opportunities for all ages.

    Visit the Robotics Expo website

    Hosted by Team 4187 ROBORAMS


    • April 9, 2016
      10:00am - 3:00pm


    7274 42nd and Broadway
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864

    Robotics Expo logo
  • Totally Rad Robotics Expo at the Library!, South Holland Public Library

    Celebrate National Robotics Week at the library! Come see LEGO WeDo creations made by participants in our Junior First LEGO League, and then have fun learning how to make your own. We'll also have all sorts of other robotics and programming activities for you to try including Sphero Balls, Makey Makey's, and Little Bits! It'll be sure to be fun for the whole family.

    Visit the Totally Rad Robotics Expo at the Library! website

    Hosted by South Holland Public Library


    • April 9, 2016
      1:00pm - 2:30pm


    16250 S Wausau
    Romeoville, IL 60445

    Totally Rad Robotics Expo at the Library! logo
  • Greater Chicago Regional Botball, Museum of Science and Industry

    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. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project.

    Visit the Greater Chicago Regional Botball website

    Hosted by Botball


    • April 10, 2016
      8:00am - 5:30pm


    5700 South Lake Shore Drive
    chicago, IL 60637

    Greater Chicago Regional Botball logo
  • Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo, Lincoln Land Community College

    FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams are about to learn that throwing something in the trash is only the beginning. In the 2015-2016 WASTE WISESM Challenge, over 34,500 children ages 6 to 9 from 18 countries will look at trash in a whole new way. From reducing, to reusing, to recycling, and beyond, find out what making trash really means. This Expo will be the culmination of the season for Jr. FIRST LEGO League teams as they come together to share what they have learned and created this season.

    Visit the Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo website

    Hosted by Kyle Blais


    • April 10, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:30pm


    5250 Shepherd Road
    Springfield, IL 62794

    Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo logo
  • Barrington Area Library, Barrington Area Library

    Kids team up with their adults to build and code a working LEGO robot! Program Room

    Visit the Barrington Area Library website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library


    • April 16, 2016
      10:30am - 11:30pm


    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington, IL 60010

    Barrington Area Library logo
  • 2016 MATE Shedd Midwest Regional ROV Competition, Northeastern Illinois University Physical Education Complex

    The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers.

    Visit the 2016 MATE Shedd Midwest Regional ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE


    • April 30, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
    chicago, IL 60625

    2016 MATE Shedd Midwest Regional ROV Competition logo