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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!

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  • Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament, Annandale High School

    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. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.

    Visit the Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall


    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    4700 Medford Drive
    Annadale, VA 22003

    Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament logo
  • FIRST Chesapeake District Championship, Virginia Commonwealth University

    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.

    Visit the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition


    • April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm


    1200 West Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23284

    FIRST Chesapeake District Championship logo
  • Robotics STEM Celebration at the South County Library, South County Library

    A Show and Tell Exhibit at the library featuring projects from Roanoke Robotics and Makers Club, Roanoke Linux Users Group, 2 robotics teams from the Roanoke Governors School, Case Spring High School, Cave Spring Middle School, William Byrd Middle School, and FLL team BlockNauts

    Visit the Robotics STEM Celebration at the South County Library website

    Hosted by Roanoke County Libraries


    • April 8, 2017
      10:00am - 2:00pm


    6303 Merriman Road
    Roanoke, VA 24018

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  • Tidewater SeaPerch Challenge, Tidewater SeaPerch Challenge

    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. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering. At the Tidewater SeaPerch Challenge, students are provided the opportunity to put their ROVs into a pool and complete a series of challenges.

    Visit the Tidewater SeaPerch Challenge website

    Hosted by Tidewater SeaPerch


    • April 15, 2017
      2:00pm - 6:00pm


    570 McLawhorne Drive
    Newport News, VA 23601

    Tidewater SeaPerch Challenge logo
  • MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV Competition, Old Dominion University Recreation and Wellness Center

    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.

    Visit the MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE Norfolk, VA


    • April 22, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    4700 Powhatan Ave #1207
    Norfolk, VA 23529

    MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional ROV Competition logo