NYC FIRST HOSTS 14th ANNUAL
Thousands of students and their custom-built robots to compete in regional tournament, vying for a slot in worldwide championship
April 4-6, 2014
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
More than 180 NYC-area and international student teams (ages 9-18) will compete in the 14th Annual NYC FIRST Robotics Mega-Competition, a three-day event that will include a series of exciting competitions, expos, and college and career fairs. At the high school level, custom-built robots will battle in a high-stakes, high-energy, three-on-three sports-style tournament. Elementary and middle-schoolers will put their unique robotic creations to the test against designated challenges. Tournament and award-winning teams will advance to represent the NYC region at the FIRST World Championship, April 23-26 in St. Louis.
The mega-competition features three robotics programs offered by NYC FIRST, the local nonprofit affiliate of FIRST® – an international nonprofit that inspires students to get involved in science and technology and prepare them for jobs of the future. The programs introduce students at various grade levels to the thrill of hands-on robotics, research, teamwork and inquiry-based problem solving, in order to spark a lifelong passion for science and technology.
April 4-6, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
- NYC FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) – April 4-6
- NYC FIRST LEGO League (FLL) – April 5
- NYC Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) – April 5
A complete schedule is available at: www.nycfirst.org
TICKETS: The event is free and open to the public.
NYC FIRST is the New York City-based non-profit affiliate of FIRST®, an international non-profit mentoring organization that was created to excite young people about science and technology, prepare today’s students to enter tomorrow’s advanced technology-based workplace, and provide them with valuable life skills.
NYC FIRST is dedicated to providing students from all five boroughs the opportunity to take part in FIRST programs. Participation in FIRST has a positive impact on the lives of students, increasing college attendance, majors in science and engineering, participation in internships and co-ops, and involvement in community service.