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  • BotBall Greater DC/Virginia 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. 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 BotBall Greater DC/Virginia Tournament website

    Hosted by Botball

    When:

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

    Where:

    4700 Medford Drive
    Annadale, VA 22003

    BotBall Greater DC/Virginia Tournament logo
  • Celebrate Robotics Exhibit at South County Library, Roanoke Library

    A STEM extravaganza at the Roanoke South County Library featuring local school and home school robotics teams, maker projects, autonomous and radio controlled robots, hacker and maker projects.

    Visit the Celebrate Robotics Exhibit at South County Library website

    Hosted by Roanoke County Library

    When:

    • April 7, 2018
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    6303 Merriman Road
    Roanoke, VA 24018

    Celebrate Robotics Exhibit at South County Library logo
  • Saturday Robotics Workshops, RobotWorks

    Join us on Saturdays to build robots using Lego EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi. Choose your robot control system and work at your own level (basic, intermediate, or advanced). We will assist you with timely advise and materials, or provide detailed instruction based on your needs. We also run special “Learn to Solder” and “Basic Electronics” workshops on demand, so if you are interested, don’t forget to ask. Our workshops are always hands-on and lots of fun

    Visit the Saturday Robotics Workshops website

    Hosted by Robot Works

    When:

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

    Where:

    8992 Fern Park Drive
    Burke, VA 22015

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  • MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, Old Dominion University

    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.

    Visit the MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition website

    Hosted by MATE ROV

    When:

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

    Where:

    4700 Powhatan Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23529

    MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition logo
  • RavenCon 2018, Doubletree Williamsburg

    Rise With the Machines. Robotics demo by local high school teams Lord of the Bricks, Synergy, and Aluminati. This info is for our robotics demo, the convention runs all weekend.

    Visit the RavenCon 2018 website

    Hosted by RavenCon

    When:

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

    Where:

    50 Kingsmill Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

    RavenCon 2018 logo
  • Sea Air and Land Challenge, Suffolk Public Schools

    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 Saturday, teams will come together at King’s Fork Middle 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 Suffolk Public Schools

    When:

    • April 28, 2018
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    350 Kings Fork Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434

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