Free and open to the public! Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two-day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics programs to your community.
FIRST Robotics Competition is recognized as the premier high school engineering challenge, combining the excitement of sports with the rigors of science. Under strict rules and limited resources, teams of 25+ students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.
Every January, FIRST unveils the challenge or “game” at an annual kick-off event that is simulcast to locations around the world.
Following a design and build phase, teams enter two of seven District competitions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Teams compete for scores that will earn them a place at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake will compete at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.)
See website for daily schedule: http://www.firstchesapeake.org/first-programs/frc/first-chesapeake-district-events/northern-va