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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.
Peachtree State Championship website
FIRST Robotics Competition
100 Smith Street
The eighth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 8-16, 2017. Georgia Tech’s open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.
Since the launch of National Robotics Week in 2010, Georgia Tech has participated annually in the event by sponsoring an open house and conducting lab tours and robot demonstrations for middle and high school students and other members of the community.
Sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), our 2017 event promises to be even more exciting than last year, including demos of new robots that have not been featured in previous years.
All participants in the morning tours should check in at the registration area, located in the atrium of the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building (ES&T). The Ford ES&T Bldg. is one of four buildings in Georgia Tech’s Biotechnology Campus, located on the corner of Ferst Drive and Atlantic Drive. Signs will be posted to guide participants to the building.
Guests attending both the morning and afternoon sessions will tour different robotics labs; the sessions are not duplicates.
9:00 Check-in for Tours Begins (Ford ES&T Bldg., First Floor Atrium—see location details above)
9:30 Tours Depart—Morning Session
11:45 Lunch (Ford ES&T Bldg., L1 Atrium—see location details above)
12:45 Check-in for Tours Begins (Ford ES&T Bldg., First Floor Atrium—see location details above)
1:00 Tours Depart—Afternoon Session
3:00 Event Concludes
• Registration is limited and submissions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the registration form early to ensure you, your student, or student group can be accommodated.
• When registration has reached the maximum number of attendees, the registration form will be turned off. At that time, you are welcome to contact us by email at NRW@robotics.gatech.edu to be placed on our waiting list.
• We are unable to accommodate students enrolled in pre-K or K-5 programs or children who have not yet reached pre-K age.
• Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students—as well as adult members of the community—are welcome to attend. Please email NRW@robotics.gatech.edu to register. These guests do not need to complete the registration form below; however, they will need to complete the Model Release Form in advance or at the event.
Required Consent Forms
To attend the event, each student must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Parental Release Form, related to liability, and a Model Release Form, related to the use of photographs and video footage taken during the event. Chaperones should also complete the Model Release Form. These forms may be collected, scanned, and emailed in one file to NRW@robotics.gatech.edu prior to the event, or the primary point of contact may present paper copies of the signed forms during check in.
Georgia Tech National Robotics Week Open House and Tours website
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
311 Ferst Dr NW
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
2017 Seaperch Regional Challenge Atlanta website
SeaPerch Southeast Region
3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
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.
MATE Gray's Reef Regional ROV Competition website
MATE Gray's Reef
7240 Sallie Mood Drive
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