The ROI of FIRST: a Guest Blog by Alison Roth

Alison Roth is a long time FIRST coach and mentor, and currently co-chair of the Tampa Bay area FIRST Tech Challenge R.O.B.O.T. League     If you're wondering why all the fuss about FIRST, Alison can tell you a thing or two or three about the ROI - Return on the Investment - of FIRST. If you’re … Continue reading The ROI of FIRST: a Guest Blog by Alison Roth

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Tampa Robot in 1 Weekend Event Moved to September 16 & 17

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Tampa Robot in 1 Weekend event has been postponed until the weekend of September 16.  As before, the event will be held at University Mall, with thanks to the Mall, !p, Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI) , VJK Pizza, Winn Dixie, and ROBOT League of Tampa Bay. Robot in … Continue reading Tampa Robot in 1 Weekend Event Moved to September 16 & 17

Check Out Robot in 1 Weekend Robot Marathon Build at University Mall (Now) Sept. 16 & 17

On September 9 & 10   September 16 & 17 University Mall,  Mall visitors can take a break from their shopping to watch a team of college students take on a three day livestreamed marathon robot build as part of the international FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)  youth robotics kick off. Robot in 1 Weekend (Ri1W) is part … Continue reading Check Out Robot in 1 Weekend Robot Marathon Build at University Mall (Now) Sept. 16 & 17

ROBOTICON Registration Open Now! Oct 7 & 8 USF Sun Dome Arena!

Public Admission and Teams Registration is now open for  ROBOTICON 2017, which is  being held at the University of South Florida Sun Dome Arena October 7 & 8 At ROBOTICON, we'll have a full FIRST Robotics Competition field for a two day off-season FIRST STEAMworks competition, open to up to 28 teams/robots, FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmages for new Relic Recovery season for … Continue reading ROBOTICON Registration Open Now! Oct 7 & 8 USF Sun Dome Arena!

FIRST Looks at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016

Check out this year's great interviews by our Live Coverage event partner, PLuGHiTz Live Radio!  Earlier this year, PLuGHiTz Live, run by FIRST Alum Scott Ertz, and hosted by  Daniele Mendez and Marissa Schiereck, both FIRST alumni from FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape, kicked off a new series called FIRST Looks , which provides a platform to spotlight FIRST … Continue reading FIRST Looks at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016

Busch Gardens Brings Real Life Animal Allies to ROBOTICON!

We're super happy to announce that Busch Gardens Tampa will be on hand at ROBOTICON with a great wildlife display that we're sure our FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams - and the general public - will really enjoy! FIRST is always #MoreThanRobots , and children in our FIRST LEGO League Jr. … Continue reading Busch Gardens Brings Real Life Animal Allies to ROBOTICON!

ROBOTICON Welcomes 2016 Sponsor: Tampa Innovation Alliance

We're happy to welcome the Tampa Innovation Alliance as a ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 sponsor! The Alliance is a multi-jurisdictional district anchored by globally-recognized institutions who drive economic activity in the area, engaging tens of thousands of students and educators, healthcare workers and patients, and four million tourists annually. Anchor institutions include: University of South … Continue reading ROBOTICON Welcomes 2016 Sponsor: Tampa Innovation Alliance