Robotics competition underway for K-12

Robotics competition underway for K-12

Exciting competition draws in hundreds and inspires kids to get excited about technology.

The Alamo-FIRST  Region is hosting a robotics competition beginning Thursday, March 28 – Saturday, March 31, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Students from area schools are showcasing their robots to compete in the regional event.

The three-day event began on Thursday and will feature competitors from different leagues including FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) which challenges high school students and their mentors to build robots out of parts and compete a series competitions. FIRST Tech Competition (FTC) gives high school students affordable challenges and team robots compete using a sports model. FIRST Lego League (FLL) introduces real-world engineering challenges by building Lego-based robots. Student design, build and program robots using Lego Mindstorms technology. Younger children ages 6-9 years of age participate in FIRST Junior Lego League (Jr.FLL). Guided by adult coaches, this young group designs and builds challenges using Lego elements.

The events are free and open to the public. Click HERE to see a live webcast.

Alamo FIRST Region is a nonprofit organization that builds and inspires youth in science, technology, engineering and math using various robotics challenges.The event is sponsored by Rackspace Hosting.

Alamo Regional Competition Public Agenda.
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Photo Courtesy: Alamo FIRST Region