NYC FIRST HOSTS 14TH ANNUAL ROBOTICS MEGA-COMPETITION

Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:30am - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Jacob Javits Convention Center
Contact: 

Megan

April 4-6, 9:30am-4:30pm
• NYC FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) – April 4-6
• NYC FIRST LEGO League (FLL) – April 5
• NYC Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) – April 5

More than 180 NYC-area and international student teams (ages 9-18) will compete in the 14th Annual NYC FIRST Robotics Mega-Competition, a three-day event that will include a series of exciting competitions, expos, and college and career fairs. At the high school level, custom-built robots will battle in a high-stakes, high-energy, three-on-three sports-style tournament. Elementary and middle-schoolers will put their unique robotic creations to the test against designated challenges. Tournament and award-winning teams will advance to represent the NYC region at the FIRST World Championship, April 23-26 in St. Louis.

The mega-competition features three robotics programs offered by NYC FIRST, the local nonprofit affiliate of FIRST® – an international nonprofit that inspires students to get involved in science and technology and prepare them for jobs of the future. The programs introduce students at various grade levels to the thrill of hands-on robotics, research, teamwork and inquiry-based problem solving, in order to spark a lifelong passion for science and technology.