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FIRST® Chesapeake District Championship Event To Be Held At GMU
April 10, 2019

Fifty-eight of the best and brightest high school robotics teams from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia will compete in the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship at George Mason University (GMU) April 12-13, 2019. The event is free and open to the public.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is recognized as the premier international high school engineering challenge. Working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, student teams have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test remote-controlled robots to participate in a competition that changes each year. Teams work with a common core set of parts, but determine on their own how to accomplish tasks. Thus, no two robots are exactly alike. This year’s game, Destination: Deep Space, presented by Boeing, simulates a mission to an alien planet where teams work in alliances and pilot their remote-controlled robots to secure hatches and load cargo on space ships.

Approximately 130 FRC teams in VA/MD/DC, as well as teams from across the US, vied during a series of district matches in March to earn spots at the District Championship at GMU. Top performers at the District event will go on to compete at the FIRST World Championship presented by Qualcomm, in Detroit, MI, April 24-27.

Participants in FIRST programs also qualify to apply for more than $80 million in college scholarships. The FIRST Chesapeake District Championship will be held at GMU’s EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030. Free parking and free admission.

More Information is available here.


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