National Robotics Week 2016 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2015! With your continuing help, we had RoboWeek events in all 50 United States. The seventh annual National Robotics Week will be held April 2-10, 2016 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

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Event List

We Robot 2016, U.Miami
Conference on law and policy relating to robotics. Workshops March 31, main event April 1-April 2, 2016.
robots.law.miami.edu/2016  | 
When: April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL
33146
Arizona State University - Robotics at The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus
The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University invites you to an open house session that gives you the opportunity to visit research robotics labs and explore a variety of robots. Robotics faculty of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will be there to show you around and to answer all your questions.
http://polytechnic-robotics.github.io/
When: April 1, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 6075 S. Innovation Way West
Mesa, AZ
85212
Robofest Competition - The Cornerstone School, The Corenerstone School
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. Teams can apply at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Joe Moseley
When: April 1, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 2313 SE Lake Weir Ave
Ocala, FL
34471
FIRST Robotics Competition - East Kentwood Event, East Kentwood High School
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/Kentwood_FRC/kentwood_frc.html
When: April 1, 2016
10:30am - 7:00pm
April 2, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 6230 Kalamazoo Avenue
Kentwood, MI
49508
New England District - Boston Event, Boston University
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.nefirst.org/portfolio/boston-district/
When: April 2, 2016
8:00am - 8:00pm
Where: 925 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
02215
New England District - Hartford Event, Hartford Public High School
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.nefirst.org/portfolio/hartford-district/
Hosted by NE FIRST
When: April 2, 2016
8:00am - 8:00pm
Where: 55 Forest Street
Hartford, CT
06105
North Carolina District - Campell University/Johnston Community College Event, Campell University
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.firstnorthcarolina.org/programs/first-robotics-competition/2016/
When: April 2, 2016
8:00am - 8:00pm
April 2, 2016
8:00am - 8:00pm
Where: 56 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC
27506
Pacific Northwest District - Auburn Event, Auburn High School
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.firstwa.org/Calendar/ctl/Details/Mid/4103/ItemID/750
When: April 2, 2016
8:00am - 6:00pm
Where: 711 E. Main Street
Auburn, WA
98002
FIRST Robotics - Hartford District Event, Hartford Public High School
Get a taste of the hardest fun you’ll ever have! FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. FRC teams made up of engineering mentors, teachers, corporate sponsors, and students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. Under strict time limits and limited funds, teams compete in a new competition each year to design and build a robot in just six weeks. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get.
nefirst.org
Hosted by NE FIRST
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When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 55 Forest St.
Hartford, CT
06106
Robofest Competition - Creation Station, Westford Creation Station
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Nandu Vellal
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 1 Park Drive Suite 9
Westford, MA
01886
Mid-Atlantic Robotics District - Bridgewater-Raritan Event, Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.midatlanticrobotics.com/events/district-events/bridgewater-raritan/
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 7:00pm
Where: 600 Garretson Road
Bridgewater, NJ
08807
Mid-Atlantic Robotics District - Westtown Event, Westtown School
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.midatlanticrobotics.com/events/district-events/westtown/
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 7:00pm
Where: 957 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA
19382
FIRST Robotics Competition - Howell Event, Parker Middle School
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/Howell_FRC/howell_frc.html
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 1, 2016
10:30am - 7:00pm
Where: 400 Wright Road
Howell, MI
48843
FIRST Robotics Competition - LSSU Event, Lake Superior State University
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/LSSU_FRC/LSSU_frc.html
Hosted by Jeanne Shibly
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 1, 2016
10:30am - 7:00pm
Where: 650 Meridian Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
49783
FIRST Robotics Competition - Troy Event, Troy Athens High School
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/Troy_FRC/troy_frc.html
When: April 2, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 1, 2016
10:30am - 7:00pm
Where: 4333 John R Road
Troy, MI
48085
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.
www.msichicago,org
When: April 2, 2016 - April 10, 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
60637
Robotics Festival, Robotix Institute
The Robotix Institute is hosting it's First Annual Robotics Festival at our Fremont, CA location. The Festival will focus on STEM education and have robots, workshops, displays and family activities free to the public.
http://www.RobotixInstitute.com
When: April 2, 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 47810 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA
94539
iMAGINE Upstate Festival fueled by ScanSource, Clemson University
More than a festival, iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource is an annual celebration and showcase around STEAM, innovation, creative and entrepreneurial activity in the Upstate. The STEAM Festival is being held on April 2nd, 2016 from 11am - 5pm in the West End of downtown Greenville! In addition to the street experience, the festival features six unforgettable track stages. The festival layout runs from South Main Street to Markley Street. Main Street will be lined with tents showcasing YOUR future. Interactive learning experiences, family-friendly, inspirational... this experience will showcase more than what you could have ever imagined! Plan your day and win prizes by downloading the app in Google Play or the App Store. Visit www.imagineupstate.org to learn more. #imagineIF
www.imagineupstate.org  | 
When: April 2, 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: S. Main Street
Greenville, SC
29601
FIRST Robotics - Hartford District Event, Hartford Public High School
Get a taste of the hardest fun you’ll ever have! FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. FRC teams made up of engineering mentors, teachers, corporate sponsors, and students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. Under strict time limits and limited funds, teams compete in a new competition each year to design and build a robot in just six weeks. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. This event is free and open to the public!
nefirst.org
Hosted by NE FIRST
 | 
When: April 3, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 3, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 55 Forest St.
Hartford, CT
06106
NERVE Center Open House and Valkyrie Unveiling, UMass Lowell NERVE Center
The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is holding an open house event, where we invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to bring their robots and see what the NERVE Center has to offer, while socializing with one another. See new testing apparatuses in development and get a look at our facility. There will be demos from the UMass Lowell Robotics Lab and the NERVE Center, including our newly acquired NASA R5 Valkyrie robot! Official registration page to be announced soon!
nerve.uml.edu/events.php
When: April 4, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA
01854
Robofest Competition - Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet Public Schools Robotics
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 5, 2016
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 509 Carlton Ave
Cloquet, MN
55720
FIRST Robotics Demonstration, Paradise Teams
That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the drive team's supervision. There will also be small LEGO robots and mentors to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.
http://thatoneteam.org  | 
When: April 5, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 5, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 5, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: 2650 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Pacific Northwest District Championship sponsored by Autodesk, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! 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 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
http://www.firstwa.org/Calendar/ctl/Details/Mid/4103/ItemID/753
When: April 6, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 300 North Winning Way
Portland, OR
97227
UTA Research Institute Robotics Week , University of Texas at Arlington
UTARI studies robots that perform daily tasks. In celebration of NRW, UTARI will hold an open house from 9AM-1PM, 4/6/2016. There will be a tour of the facility, presentations of what we research with our robots and free giveaways. Parties of 20 people or more should call 817-272-5900. To learn more about UTARI visit: http://www.uta.edu/utari/
Hosted by UTARI
When: April 6, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 7300 Jack Newell Blvd S
Fort Worth, TX
76118-7115
Laramie Robotics Club Meeting, University of Wyoming
Middle and high school students from within the Laramie area are invited to the University of Wyoming to engage in STEM related activities including: learning to program through fun and interactive games, designing computer graphics, and controlling real robots to perform tasks.
http://www.laramieroboticsclub.org/
When: April 6, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
April 6, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: 1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY
82071
Miami Robotics Symposium-Fourth Biennial, Eden Roc Hotel
Our world-renowned leaders in robotic surgery will present advances in complex minimally invasive surgery through concurrent multispecialty sessions. Continuing Medical Education- Target audience includes gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, bariatric surgeons, general surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, robotic surgical teams, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, operating room nurses
http://MiamiRobotics.BaptistHealth.net
When: April 7, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
33140
Robofest Competition - Emerson, Emerson Elementary School
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Kuryan Vyas
When: April 7, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
April 7, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 18240 Huntington Rd
Detroit, MI
48219
International RoboGames, Alameda County Fairgrounds
The world's largest robot competition, with over 50 different robot events - humanoids, sumo, fire fighting, combat, and more.
robogames.net  | 
When: April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
12:00am - 7:00pm
Where: 2100 Valley Ave.,
Pleasanton, CA
94566
FIRST Robotics Competition - Traverse City Event, Traverse City Central High School
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/TraverseCity_FRC/traversecity_frc.html
Hosted by John Failor
When: April 8, 2016
10:00am - 6:30pm
April 9, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 1150 Milliken Drive
Traverse City, MI
49686
Intelligent Interactive Systems Open House, Indiana University Bloomington
This event will showcase current research and education efforts in IUB's School of Informatics and Computing through posters, live demonstrations, computer simulations and visualizations, and more. Come see what members of our community have been working on! This event is open to IU faculty, staff and students, anniversary attendees, as well as the broader Bloomington community.
http://www.soic.indiana.edu/
When: April 8, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: 919 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN
47408
Robofest Competition - University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 8, 2016
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 8400 S Cambridge
Detroit, MI
48221
Robofest Competition - Pearl City High School, Pearl City High School
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Lynn Fujioka
When: April 9, 2016
7:00am - 2:00pm
Where: 2100 Hookiekie Street
Pearl City, HI
96782
Texas Regional Botball Tournament, Westchester Academy for International Studies
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.
http://www.botball.org/tx/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 9, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 901 Yorkchester Dr
Houston, TX
77079
2016 Robot and Technology Expo, Mineral Area College
Full day of robot fun for the entire family. The 2016 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics, programming, and all things tech. This event is open to all youth and the public at large. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Nothing But Net Competition, Robofest Game and Exhibition Events, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. . Youth may participate in one or more events.There will also be free hands-on activities for families to enjoy..
sites.google.com/site/2016robotechnoexpo  | 
When: April 9, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 5270 Flat River Rd.
Park Hills, MO
63601
Robot Day, The Works Museum
Every year, The Works Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota presents a special day of robotics fun for kids and adults to celebrate National Robotics Week. Our goal is to get kids excited about STEM fields. Robot Day typically has over 1,000 people attending, mainly families with school-age kids.
https://www.theworks.org/robot-day/
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 9740 Grand Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN
55420
Robofest Competition - Mineral Area College, Mineral Area College
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Ann Boes
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 9, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 5270 Flat River Rd
Park Hills, MO
63601
Robofest Competition - Brazoria Heritage Foundation, Lloyd E. Thomas Gymnasium
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 205 N Nevada
Brazoria, TX
77422
Robofest Competition - Canton Charter Academy, Canton Charter Academy
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Bharat Ajmera
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 49100 Ford Road
Canton, MI
48187
Robofest Competition - Achieve Charter Academy, Achieve Charter Academy
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 3250 Denton Rd
Canton, MI
48188
Robfoest Competition - Gallimore Elementary, Gallimore Elementary School
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Cara Wegrzyn
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 8375 N Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI
48187
Evergreen School District Robotics Challenge, Katherine Smith Elementary School
The Evergreen Robotics Challenge is an intra-district completion that engages students to create and program robots. School teams work on challenges using the Lego Mindstorms robotic platform to learn about coding, science, mathematics, and engineering. In addition to STEAM exposure, students practice creativity, cooperation, communication and critical thinking.
http://www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=1
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 2025 Clarice Dr.
San Jose, CA
95122
Warm Up for the World of Spring - A National Robotics Week Event, Pembroke Aacdemy
This Is a VEX Robotics Competition, where VEX U (College Level) and VEX Robotics - High School Division teams will be playing the 2015-2016 game "Nothing but Net". This 60 team event will have a number of teams who have qualified for the CREATE US Open and the VEX World Championship. This will make it a fast and fun event. This event is free and open to the public!
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-16-4711.html
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 209 Academy Rd
Pembroke, NH
03275
FIRST Robotics Competition - Woodhaven Event, Woodhaven High School
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/Woodhaven_FRC/woodhaven_frc.html
When: April 9, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 8, 2016
10:30am - 7:00pm
Where: 24787 Van Horn Road
Brownstown, MI
48134
RoboTech Fest, Long Beach Sea Base and Aquatics Center
STEM Education Outreach event in its fourth year offering robotics, science, technology and engineering related expo with workshops, booths, displays and family activities free to the public. Participating organizations include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Algalita Marine Research, Long Beach Boy Scouts, Digital Revolution, and hosted by Shared Science
https://www.facebook.com/Long-Beach-RoboTech-Fest-2016-228591860597773/
When: April 9, 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 5875 E. Appian Way
Long Beach, CA
90803
Gulf Coast MakerCon Robot Extravaganza!, Florida Fairgrounds
Gulf Coast MakerCon Robotics Extravaganza will feature Southeast Combat Robotics Championship, FIRST youth robotics exhibit and hobby and commercial robotics displays. Preregistration is not required unless competing in Combot event. See website for details.
http://gulfcoastmakers.com/southeast-combat-robotics/  | 
When: April 9, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 4800 U.S. 301
Tampa, FL
33610
Robotics Festival, Robotix Institute
The Robotix Institute is hosting it's First Annual Robotics Festival at our San Gabriel, CA location. The Festival will focus on STEM education and have robots, workshops, displays and family activities free to the public.
http://www.RobotixInstitute.com
When: April 9, 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 5716 N Vista St
San Gabriel, CA
91775
Rhode Island Robot Block Party, Brown University
Rhode Island Robot Block Party, Pizzitola Center at Brown University, Providence See how robots are used in research, manufacturing, healthcare and education in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Robot Block Party is a project of Rhode Island Students of the Future, a non-profit organization that promotes youth robotics, and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University. Participants include: Yushin America, Hasbro, igus, inc., Brown University, URI, Roger Williams University, FIRST, AIR 4-H, Rhode Island Computer Museum, Providence Children's Museum, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, FabNewport; and dozens of K-12 schools. This event is free and open to the public from 11 AM - 4 PM. Sponsored by National Grid, Textron Charitable Trust, Verizon Foundation, Polaris MEP, IEEE and igus, inc. Register for free tickets at: https://goo.gl/HOmkf0
goo.gl/HOmkf0  | 
When: April 9, 2016
11:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 235 Hope Street
Providence, RI
02906
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.
http://www.shlibrary.org
When: April 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 16250 S Wausau
Romeoville, IL
60445
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.
http://www.botball.org/gc/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 10, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 5700 South Lake Shore Drive
chicago, IL
60637
5th Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week Event (ND-NRW), University of Notre Dame
Join us in celebrating National Robotics Week! Over 100 Notre Dame faculty, students, and community members will demonstrate interactive robotic exhibits from research labs and classrooms. Dance in the robot disco, play robot-hide-and-go seek, get your picture taken by a robot photographer, and watch arial robots fly around an ice rink. The event is free and open to the public.
http://engineering.nd.edu/NDNRW
When: April 10, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 100 Compton Family Ice Arena
Notre Dame, IN
46556
Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship, DeltaPlex Arena
Join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition as high schools from all over the state of Michigan compete in this year's game, FIRST Stronghold.
www.firstinmichigan.org/FRC_2016/State_Championship/state_championship.html
When: April 14, 2016
8:30am - 8:00pm
April 15, 2016
9:00am - 8:00pm
April 16, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 2500 Turner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
49544
UUSC Viterbi Robotics Open House, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Visit all the robotics research labs at USC Viterbi School of Engineering to see cutting-edge advancements in societally relevant robotics in health care, rescue, and robot cooperation. Free and open to the public. http://rasc.usc.edu/roboticsopenhouse/
rasc.usc.edu/roboticsopenhouse/  | 
When: April 14, 2016
9:00am - 6:00pm
Where: 3710 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
90089-0781
Robofest Competition - Ford Career Technical Center, William D. Ford Career Technical Center
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 14, 2016
5:00pm - 9:00pm
April 14, 2016
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 36455 Marquette
Westland, MI
48185
New England FIRST Robotics District Championship, XL Center
Get a taste of the hardest fun you’ll ever have! FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. FRC teams made up of engineering mentors, teachers, corporate sponsors, and students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. Under strict time limits and limited funds, teams compete in a new competition each year to design and build a robot in just six weeks. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. This event is free and open to the public!
nefirst.org
Hosted by NE FIRST
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When: April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT
06120
New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament, Botball
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.
http://www.botball.org/nm/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 16, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM
88003
Northern California Botball Tournament, Botball
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.
http://www.botball.org/nca/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 16, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: Online Only
Robofest Competition - Urban STEM, South Early College High School
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 16, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
April 16, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 1990 Airport
Houston, TX
77051
Robofest Competition - Western Campus WCCCD, Western Campus, Wayne Country Community College District
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. Teams can register http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
Hosted by Gwen Shannon
When: April 16, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 9555 Haggerty Road
Belleville, MI
48111
Robofest Competition - Lego Legion 4H, Oakland County Executive Building
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. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/
robofest.net
When: April 16, 2016
2:00pm - 7:00pm
April 16, 2016
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: 2100 Pontiac Lake Road Building 41 West
Waterford, MI
48328
Super Science Day, Grand Forks Parks District
Hands-On Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities For Families
http://www.dakota-science.org
When: April 17, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 1122 7th Ave South
Grand Forks, ND
58201
Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament, Botball
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
http://www.botball.org/gdc/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 23, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 2100 Baltimore Rd
Rockville, MD
20851
New England Regional Botball Tournament, Botball
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.
http://www.botball.org/new/2016/tournament
Hosted by Botball
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When: April 30, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 275 Riverside St
lowell, MA
01854
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Junior Botball® Challenge Event, Tulsa Expo Square Pavilion
Teach your students to write code and apply the engineering design process using robots! This sustainable program provides reusable equipment, software, standards-aligned curriculum and professional development opportunities to enable you to teach your elementary students to write code and cover engineering design standards.
https://www.juniorbotballchallenge.org/event/muscogee-creek-nation-junior-botball-challenge-event-2/
When: April 30, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 4145 East 21st street
Tulsa, OK
74114