FIRST Robotics Rhode Island District Event

Local High-School Students Master the Science of Celebration – “FIRST
STRONGHOLD” at the *FIRST *® Robotics Competition Rhode Island District
Event


*Teams Compete in Rhode Island District Event for Coveted Awards and Chance
to Compete at Championship*


*Who:  *Student teams from local school districts and surrounding states
will participate in the *FIRST® *Robotics Competition Rhode Island District
Event for an opportunity to win district recognition for design excellence,
sportsmanship, teamwork, and more, and advance to the *FIRST*® Championship
competition. The public is encouraged to attend, catch the excitement of
this intense competition, and cheer on their favorite teams. Admission is
free.


The 2016 game, FIRST STRONGHOLD, is played by two alliances of three robots
each. The alliances are on a quest to breach their opponents’
fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing
tower.  Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring
boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds
of the quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture
it.


*What: *The *FIRST*® Robotics Competition (FRC®) is a program that
challenges high school students – working with professional Mentors – to
design and build a robot to contend in competitions that measure the
effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the
determination of students. Teams in the *FIRST*® Robotics Competition Rhode
Island District Event will vie for district awards and a spot at the New
England *FIRST*® District Championship, April 14-16, at the XL Center in
Hartford, CT.  From there teams may qualify for the *FIRST*® Championship
to be held April 27-30, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. The
competition is part of *FIRST*®, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and
technology.


*When:  *Friday, March 25st, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening ceremonies


11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Qualifying matches


Sunday, March 26nd, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies


9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Qualifying matches


2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Elimination matches


5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Awards & closing ceremonies


*Where: *Providence Career and Technical Academy


41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903