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

ROBOTICON Welcomes New Event Sponsor: World Robot Olympiad Association

We're happy to welcome the World Robot Olympiad Association as a ROBOTICON sponsor this year.  WRO is the organizing body for several international robotics events, including Elementary, Jr. High, and High School events which use the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system, as well as a university level event. In 2015, WRO sent seven teams to the World Championships in … Continue reading ROBOTICON Welcomes New Event Sponsor: World Robot Olympiad Association

#FIRSTLikeAGirl Comes to ROBOTICON

#FIRSTLikeAGirl is a video campaign created to encourage girls to pursue STEM activities and become a part of the FIRST community. #FIRSTLikeAGirl videos showcase student and mentor experiences in one minute long videos designed to be shared via website, social media and promotions.   #FIRSTLikeAGirl was initiated by 4-H Exploding Bacon, Team 1902. At ROBOTICON, Exploding Bacon … Continue reading #FIRSTLikeAGirl Comes to ROBOTICON

ROBOTICON Sponsor Spotlight: University of South Florida College of Engineering

ROBOTICON wouldn’t be possible at our new home at the the University of South Florida Sun Dome Arena this year, without the generous support and program partnership of the USF College of Engineering. Led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked at #64 among public … Continue reading ROBOTICON Sponsor Spotlight: University of South Florida College of Engineering

Team Guide to ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 Now Available

Our Team Guide to ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 has just gone out to coaches for all participating ROBOTICON teams, and can also be found linked here, and on our ROBOTICON Agenda page, along with the full event program. Coaches and students, please read the Team Guide carefully and let us know if you have any questions or would like … Continue reading Team Guide to ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 Now Available