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CANCELLED: Robotics Competition
March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Local Students Compete to Qualify for Global Robotics Championship during
Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition
Event: FIRST ® Robotics Hudson Valley Regional
What: A dozen area high schools will join 46 teams from around the world to bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors, and family members to participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition. This high-tech sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more.
INFINITE RECHARGE is part of the 2020 FIRST season, FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. FIRST has teamed up with Lucasfilm and parent company Disney as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators, creating a place where collaboration and collective wisdom can elevate new ideas and foster growth. FIRST RISE empowers FIRST participants to explore the future of cities and architecture, building communities filled with inspiration, creativity, and – most importantly – hope.
In INFINITE RECHARGE, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each alliance, along with their trusty droids, races to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate sections of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit organization, founded by inventor Dean Kamen, dedicated to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. The FIRST Robotics Competition is a program that challenges high school students – working with professional mentors – to design and build a robot to contend in competitions that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students.
When: Friday, March 20, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Rockland Community College – Eugene Levy Fieldhouse
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901 USA
Details: Admission is free. More information: http://www.firstinspires.org