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  • Robots from Scratch, AlphaLab Gear

    Robots From Scratch, Innovation Works’ 2018 National Robotics Week programming at AlphaLab Gear, from 4pm - 7pm, April 2nd - 6th. Ten seventh grade girls from the Environmental Charter School will create robots from the ground up, starting with building their own computers using the Raspberry Pi open hardware and operating system. Students will then create robots with an Arduino brain. Using base elements from a Sunfounder Kit, they will expand on their creations by engineering components from cardboard, bottles tops, and other scrap materials.

    Visit the Robots from Scratch website

    Hosted by Innovation Works

    When:

    • April 2, 2018 - April 6, 2018
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    6024 Broad St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Robots from Scratch logo
  • FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship , Lehigh University - Stabler Arena

    FIRST Robotics Competition

    Visit the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2018 - April 7, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethlehem, PA 18015

    FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship  logo
  • The Fortress Initiative's Robothon 2018, York Exponential

    Robothon is York Exponential’s 30-hour York City Hackathon, open to students and the surrounding community, inspired by and focused on the advancement and innovation of collaborative robots (robots that are designed to work alongside and augment humans, not replace them).

    Visit the The Fortress Initiative's Robothon 2018 website

    Hosted by York Exponential

    When:

    • April 7, 2018
      8:30am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1270 Roosevelt Avenue
    York, PA 17404

    The Fortress Initiative's Robothon 2018 logo
  • Robotics & STEM Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University

    This event is for middle school girls. There will be presentations and demonstrations from roboticists, and the girls will have the chance to attend workshops. Learn all the excitement around robotics!

    Visit the Robotics & STEM Symposium website

    Hosted by Girls of Steel

    When:

    • April 8, 2018
      11:30am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robotics & STEM Symposium logo
  • STEM Summit-Junior Achievement of South Central PA, Central York High School

    STEM Summit at Central York High School STEM Summit is a one day STEM event focusing on career exploration, delivered to an entire class of high school freshman or sophomores. STEM Summit's Robotic Competition Module introduces students field of robotics.

    Visit the STEM Summit-Junior Achievement of South Central PA website

    Hosted by Junior Achievement of South Central PA

    When:

    • April 10, 2018 - April 11, 2018
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    601 Mundis Mill Rd
    York, PA 17406

    STEM Summit-Junior Achievement of South Central PA logo
  • STEM Summit, Northeastern High School

    STEM Summit is a one-day program that focuses on STEM career exploration for an entire class of high school freshman or sophomores. STEM Summit's Robotics Competition Module entails an introduction to robotics in a collaborative team effort.

    Visit the STEM Summit website

    Hosted by Junior Achievement of South Central PA

    When:

    • April 13, 2018
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    300 High St
    Manchester, PA 17345

    STEM Summit logo
  • BotsIQ Finals Competition, BotsIQ Competition at California University of Pennsylvania

    Come see sparks fly as approximately 1,000 high school students test their combat Robots in a gladiator-style competition.

    Visit the BotsIQ Finals Competition website

    Hosted by SWPA BotsIQ

    When:

    • April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    250 University Avenue
    California, PA 15419

    BotsIQ Finals Competition logo
  • Soft Robotic Skins: Manipulating the Inanimate, GRASP Lab

    GRASP Lab lecture series

    Visit the Soft Robotic Skins: Manipulating the Inanimate website

    Hosted by GRASP Lab

    When:

    • April 13, 2018
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    3330 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Soft Robotic Skins: Manipulating the Inanimate logo
  • Sea Air and Land Challenge, Bradford Area High School

    The Sea, Air and Land Challenge, nicknamed The SeAL Challenge, is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and provides engineering challenges for high school students based on military and first responder relevant scenarios. True to the name, the engineering challenges are held underwater, in the air and on the ground. Teams of students design, develop and build unmanned vehicles and custom payloads for the challenge of their choice. The students and educators are connected with industry engineers who help mentor the teams throughout the process. The objectives of this robotics event are three-fold. The first objective of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to tackle a difficult engineering project while still in high school. The second objective is to provide students with an awareness of the tremendous technical careers in the Department of Defense and armed forces. The third objective of the program is to help educators and administrators implement a successful STEM program into their schools given time, budget and resource constraints. On Thursday, teams will come together at Freeport High School to showcase their systems. Aerial challenges will be conducted with the students flying quadcopters. All students wishing to pilot on the day of the event must pass a flight certification test and their system is required to pass a flight worthiness test prior to Challenge Day. The students have built payloads which are attached to their quadcopter and then release an object to hit targets. The sea challenge takes place in a 1500 gallon tank with submersibles being required to locate and retrieve objects, and the land course involves robotic systems engineered to maneuver through obstacles and complete their mission within 10 minutes. The Challenges are scored by a panel of judges from industry, military, education and business, all of whom volunteer the time to generously support the initiative.

    Visit the Sea Air and Land Challenge website

    Hosted by Bradford Area Schools

    When:

    • April 19, 2018
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    81 Interstate Parkway
    Bradford, PA 16701

    Sea Air and Land Challenge logo
  • Pennsylvania TSA State Conference, Seven Springs Resort

    Welcome to the Pennsylvania TSA State Conference. This year's VEX competition is Skills only, based upon this year's VEX Challenge: In the Zone. All rules and regulations for this event are available at: www.robotevents.com

    Visit the Pennsylvania TSA State Conference website

    Hosted by Vex Robotics

    When:

    • April 19, 2018 - April 20, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    777 Water Wheel Dr
    Champion, PA 15622

    Pennsylvania TSA State Conference logo
  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

    Annual Robotics Lecture

    Visit the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics website

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

    When:

    • April 19, 2018
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics logo
  • Optimal Robot Action For and Around People, GRASP Lab

    GRASP Lab seminar series

    Visit the Optimal Robot Action For and Around People website

    Hosted by GRASP Lab

    When:

    • April 20, 2018
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    3330 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Optimal Robot Action For and Around People logo
  • 2018 National Robotics Week Celebration, Carnegie Mellon University

    The Robotics Institute celebration National Robotics Week with an Open House, Lab Tours, Demos, Talks and more...

    Visit the 2018 National Robotics Week Celebration website

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

    When:

    • April 20, 2018
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    2018 National Robotics Week Celebration logo
  • 24th Annual Mobot Races, Carnegie Mellon University

    The School of Computer Science invites all members of the Carnegie Mellon community to participate in The 24th Annual Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races, in spring 2018 (April 20!). Participants will race autonomous vehicles ("MObile roBOTs") they have built along a slalom-type course on the paved walk in front of Wean Hall.

    Visit the 24th Annual Mobot Races website

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

    When:

    • April 20, 2018
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    24th Annual Mobot Races logo
  • Weekend Robotics Camp, Sharon City School District

    The Sharon City School District will be hosting a “Weekend Robotics Camp” on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at Case Avenue Elementary School in Sharon. Students attending this camp will learn the basics of getting an EV3 LEGO Mindstorm Robot in motion! Step-bystep instruction will be provided to all campers, so no prior knowledge is necessary to attend. Through the use of measurement and sensors, students will have the opportunity to learn how to complete robot challenges with precision! Students will learn how to program motor, sensor (color, ultrasonic, touch), sound, and loop blocks. Additionally, student decisions will be guided through the use of the engineering design process model. Be sure to apply early, space is limited to 40 students.

    Visit the Weekend Robotics Camp website

    Hosted by Sharon City School Distric

    When:

    • April 21, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    36 Case Ave
    Sharon, PA 16146

    Weekend Robotics Camp logo
  • Brunch and Buggy, Carnegie Mellon University

    This is a light-hearted competition where students created teams to design, build, practice with and eventually race buggies on campus. This year Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is extending an open invitation to the campus community for "Brunch and Buggy". Attendees can enjoy a light brunch while having a front-row seat to the races.

    Visit the Brunch and Buggy website

    Hosted by CMU

    When:

    • April 21, 2018
      9:30am - 11:30am

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Brunch and Buggy logo
  • Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, The Children’s Museum

    Mini Maker Faires are one‐day, family‐friendly events that celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do‐It‐Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for resourceful, creative people who like to tinker and love to make things. Craftsmen, artisans, performers, homesteaders, crafters, inventors, thinkers and doers are welcome to apply to be Makers. The Faire will showcase cutting edge technology such as 3D printing and robotics, but also have more traditional trades such as woodworking, fine arts, and sewing crafts.

    Visit the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire website

    Hosted by The Children’s Museum

    When:

    • April 21, 2018
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    2 W 7th St
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire logo
  • Sea Air and Land Challenge, Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13

    The Sea, Air and Land Challenge, nicknamed The SeAL Challenge, is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and provides engineering challenges for high school students based on military and first responder relevant scenarios. True to the name, the engineering challenges are held underwater, in the air and on the ground. Teams of students design, develop and build unmanned vehicles and custom payloads for the challenge of their choice. The students and educators are connected with industry engineers who help mentor the teams throughout the process. The objectives of this robotics event are three-fold. The first objective of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to tackle a difficult engineering project while still in high school. The second objective is to provide students with an awareness of the tremendous technical careers in the Department of Defense and armed forces. The third objective of the program is to help educators and administrators implement a successful STEM program into their schools given time, budget and resource constraints. On Tuesday, teams will come together at IU13 to showcase their systems. Aerial challenges will be conducted with the students flying quadcopters. All students wishing to pilot on the day of the event must pass a flight certification test and their system is required to pass a flight worthiness test prior to Challenge Day. The students have built payloads which are attached to their quadcopter and then release an object to hit targets. The sea challenge takes place in a 1500 gallon tank with submersibles being required to locate and retrieve objects, and the land course involves robotic systems engineered to maneuver through obstacles and complete their mission within 10 minutes. The Challenges are scored by a panel of judges from industry, military, education and business, all of whom volunteer the time to generously support the initiative.

    Visit the Sea Air and Land Challenge website

    Hosted by PA Intermediate Units 12, 13 and 15

    When:

    • April 24, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1020 New Holland Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17601

    Sea Air and Land Challenge logo
  • Sea Air and Land Challenge, Freeport Area High School

    The Sea, Air and Land Challenge, nicknamed The SeAL Challenge, is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and provides engineering challenges for high school students based on military and first responder relevant scenarios. True to the name, the engineering challenges are held underwater, in the air and on the ground. Teams of students design, develop and build unmanned vehicles and custom payloads for the challenge of their choice. The students and educators are connected with industry engineers who help mentor the teams throughout the process. The objectives of this robotics event are three-fold. The first objective of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to tackle a difficult engineering project while still in high school. The second objective is to provide students with an awareness of the tremendous technical careers in the Department of Defense and armed forces. The third objective of the program is to help educators and administrators implement a successful STEM program into their schools given time, budget and resource constraints. On Thursday, teams will come together at Freeport High School to showcase their systems. Aerial challenges will be conducted with the students flying quadcopters. All students wishing to pilot on the day of the event must pass a flight certification test and their system is required to pass a flight worthiness test prior to Challenge Day. The students have built payloads which are attached to their quadcopter and then release an object to hit targets. The sea challenge takes place in a 1500 gallon tank with submersibles being required to locate and retrieve objects, and the land course involves robotic systems engineered to maneuver through obstacles and complete their mission within 10 minutes. The Challenges are scored by a panel of judges from industry, military, education and business, all of whom volunteer the time to generously support the initiative.

    Visit the Sea Air and Land Challenge website

    Hosted by Penn State Electro-Optics Center

    When:

    • April 26, 2018
      8:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 26, 2018
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    625 South Pike Road
    Sarver, PA 16055

    Sea Air and Land Challenge logo