1/11: FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier

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More than 400 of the best and brightest middle and high school students in Virginia will meet at the Roanoke College Bast Center to test their teamwork and ingenuity at the FIRST Tech Salem Virginia Qualifier Event. This event, on January 11, 2020, is free and open to the public.

WHAT: FIRST Tech Challenge Salem Virginia Qualifier
WHEN: January 11, 2020, 8:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Roanoke College Bast Center – N. Market Street, Salem VA 24153
WHO: The best and brightest middle and high school students from Virginia pit their robots against the SKYSTONE Challenge Sponsored by Qualcomm for a spot at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Sponsored by Capital One.

The robots are coming! Winners will earn a chance to compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia Championship Sponsored by Capital One in Richmond on February 22nd. This year’s challenge, SKYSTONE, uses a playing field where teams strategize, form alliances, and demonstrate gracious professionalism while moving “stones” and assembling them onto alliance-specific foundations. Team robots are required to work autonomously, as well as with drivers, to score points using teamwork and coopertition. Families and the general public are invited to come out and cheer on their favorite team and learn more about FIRST programs. The event is free and open to the public.

Major sponsors include Newport News Shipbuilding, Capital One, and Collins Aerospace. For sponsor details, visit www.firstchesapeake.org/about/sponsors.