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Build a robot, draw a robot, code a robot with your friends. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your friends, family, or community. Share with us how you will be celebrating!
The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more 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. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
MidWest Regional website
525 S. Racine Ave
A two day celebration of exploring robotics, practice VEX robotics competitions and workshop. The event will be hosted by the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at Northeastern Illinois University in collaboration with the Computer Science department and Academic Affairs.
Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU website
TRIO UBMS at NEIU
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
On April 4th , South Suburban College will be hosting its First Annual STEM Symposium and career expo. Chicago South Suburban NSBE Jr. Chapter
, NASCAR Ten 80 Team "Nubian Engineering" will demonstrate STEM RC Racing and discuss Ten 80 Student Challenge.
1st Annual STEM Symposium website
15800 S. State St.
Robot Block Party: National Robotics Week, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
April 5-13, 2014, 9:30am-5:30pm daily, check our website www.msichicago.org for schedule details.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is again hosting our Robot Block Party to celebrate National Robotics Week. We will be demonstrating several different kinds of robots from the U.S. and around the world, offering lectures from some of the top university scholars and presenting special workshops and hands-on activities. Several FIRST after-school and hobbyist roboticists will be presenting their work on the weekends, as will representatives from many universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Rice University, and the University of Pennsylvania. We’ll also be hosting a BotBall competition on April 13th. These events are suitable for all ages and are included in general Museum admission. Schedules and availability are all subject to change.
MSI Robot Block Party! website
Museum of Science and Industry
57th and Lake Shore Drive
Barrington resident and President of Paradise Robotics, Kathy Moseler, will provide an interactive workshop and overview of the latest robotics trends. Materials included. Adult Services Department.
Robotics Fun for Families website
Barrington Area Library
505 N. Northwest Highway
Family Science Day is a public outreach event to educate and inspire K-8 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual research scientists and science educators. In addition, the event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our society. This year we welcome back the Central Illinois Robotics Club for their BotBrawl 2014!
Family Science Day website
Jewelery that lights up! Robin and Marty Lawson, founders of Lumen Electronic Jewellery, will share their story and provide examples of their work. Adult Services Department.
Electronic Jewelery Making website
CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour - BIR Event during National Robotics Week
BIR Training Center, a FANUC Robotics Certified Training and Education Site will be hosting an educational tour at its CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility.
High School students, public, and industry professionals interested in computerized manufacturing, CNC, robotics, 3D printing, and automation technology are welcome to attend.
Visitors will tour our CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a FANUC Robot cell and simulators.
Guests will have the opportunity to talk to professionals regarding automation and manufacturing career opportunities.
No tour pre-registration is required. Private Tours are available upon request. Any inquiries for a special appointment should be referred to the CNC department manager, Tim Fenner 773-977-1445 or TFENNER@BIRTraining.EDU.
When: April 10, 2014 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm
What: CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour
Where: BIR Training CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab
5338 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, IL 60630
No appointment necessary. Everyone welcome.
In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations website
BIR Training Center
5338 N. Northwest Hwy
In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event! Please register to attend a one-hour session.
FANUC for Education Tours website
FANUC America Corp.
1800 Lakewood Blvd
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition. Participants' robots compete with each other on a custom playing field in a fast paced, non-destructive regional tournament. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without the need for remote control. Come check it out and root for the students!
Greater St. Louis Botball® Tournament website
KISS Institute for Practical Robotics
1 Hairpin Dr.
Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament website
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
A garden that can be active even when you’re out of town! Keith Weber of Emvion, Inc. will demonstrate a hydroponic system that can survive on solar power. Learn basic tips for getting started. Adult Services Department.
Gardening and Robotics website
Join our Youth Services Librarian Aly and Adult Services Librarian Gwyn to create a simple robot with common household supplies! Materials included. Youth Services Program Room.
Make Your Own Bristlebot website
505 N. Northwest Highway
MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of four different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.
MATE Midwest Regional MATE Competition website
2035 W Taylor St
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