More than 40 Arkansas and regional high schools will bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members together to participate in Arkansas’ inaugural FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC). This exciting, high-tech event will be held April 4-6, 2013, at Historic Barnhill Arena on the Campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
The FIRST Robotics Competition 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. It allows teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork and more.
Teams are forming now for the 2013 build and competition season which begins January 5, 2013. For information about starting a team and grant opportunities, please contact:Meredith Novak FIRST® Regional Director, Arkansas (870) 404-3260 [email protected]
Event registration began September 27, 2012, and most FRC® team grant opportunities are available through October 2012. For more information about the program, visit www.arfirst.org