FIRST Robotics Competition in Long Beach
“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Students in grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) get to:
Learn from professional engineers
Build and compete with a robot of their own design
Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
Earn a place in the World Championship
Qualify for more than $14.8 million in college scholarships
French company, Dassault Systemes supports i.am.angel foundation and FRC 4964 i.am FIRST “Street Bots” robotics team.
Where : Long Beach Arena
Address : 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA, 90808
When : March 20 to 22nd 2014
Website : http://firstlaregional.com