High School Robotics Teams from Ventura County

On Wednesday, 22 April 2014, high school students from Ventura County teams will demonstrate the robots they entered in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST is the largest national robotics competitions of its kind at the high school level.  Students have only six weeks to design, build, program, and test a robot to perform against a field of competitors.  The game, the rules and the robot specifications are different every year.  This year, the game was Recycle Rush.  Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. During the 2.5 minute match, robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

In this competition, students get to:

  • Work alongside mentors who volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware.
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments.
  • Earn a chance to compete in the world championship.
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships.

We will hear a short introduction in the lecture hall, followed (weather permitting) by an extended demonstration and Q&A outside.  This is an excellent opportunity to get kids interested in science and engineering.

Meeting Info
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Please register at the link below:

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

California Lutheran University
Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://computer.ieee-bv.org/meetings/

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