Robots gearing up for Seattle showdown

March 19, 2013 by  

The upcoming ‘FIRST Robotics Competition’ is an event aimed at inspiring talented students to pursue careers in the technology and science industries.

An after-school educational endeavor for students to use a creative mix of sports and technologies, the competition is a team-based program to create robots to compete in contests against other teams. Poster printing may have been the chosen method for promoting this interesting and educational program to the public.

No fewer than 64 high school teams from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be represented at this competition, which will pit robot against robot and reward the teams scoring the most points during a match that will last for two minutes and fifteen seconds. This is a regional event with the winners moving onto the Championships later this year.

Students who have previously participated in this event have gained confidence and insight into careers in science and technology, while also enjoying the fun of building these robots. This competition will provide students with advice about their designs and how they can be improved for future competitions.

Admission to the event is free and the public is invited to bring the kids along and watch the students’ robots compete for a winning spot at the championship event. The robotic entertainment will be viewable from Thursday, March 28, to Saturday, March 30, starting at 9:00 am each day at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, just a short drive from Everett. To learn more, please visit the FIRST Robotics Competition website or call the organizers at 206-268-2229.