2013 FIRST Robotics Competition South Florida Regional
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Over 1,300 students representing 44 teams from 37 Florida high schools plus teams from throughout the US and the world, along with teachers, industry and college mentors, parents and 4,400 pounds of metal, gears and electronics will complete in the 2nd Annual FIRST® Robotics Competition South Florida Regional at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center March 28-30. Teams represent high schools from Tampa Bay to the Space Coast; from Tallahassee to Miami, from the east coast and even 2 teams from Mexico are coming to this much sought competition.
The FIRST® Robotics Competition South Florida Regional offers students an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more, and advance to the FIRST Championship competition in St. Louis, MO in April. The public is encouraged to attend the South Florida Regional to catch the excitement of this intense competition, and cheer on their favorite teams. Admission is free.
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FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and more than $16 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org
To learn more about FIRST in South Florida, visit www.FIRSTinFlorida.org