Clarkson University will host the Clarkson Robotics Challenge on January 12 and 19 in CAMP and the Student Center. On Saturday, January 12, local high school teams will compete in a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics competition. The competition will begin with opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m., with robot play beginning at 10:30 AM. Closing ceremonies with awards will take place at 5:30 p.m. This year's theme is Rover Ruckus. 24 teams of approximately 240 high school students are taking part in the event. 11 of the teams are from St. Lawrence County, and the others are from central and northern New York.
On Saturday, January 19, the middle school teams will have their chance to compete in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition. 25 teams of approximately 350 students from across the North Country will demonstrate their knowledge of this year's theme, Into Orbit. The teams will demonstrate their research, be interviewed about core values, and explain the technical details of their robot design. Opening ceremonies will begin in CAMP at 8:30 a.m. Robot play, which can be observed by spectators, will begin at 10:15 a.m. Closing ceremonies with awards are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. in the Forum.
For more information contact Mary Margaret Small, director of educational partnerships, at 315–268-3791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: Indian River FLL team members check out their robot's accuracy before last year's competition. The FIRST Tech Challenge competition is January 12, 2019. The FIRST LEGO League Championship is January 19th. Both tournaments are at Clarkson University.