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FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier In December 2017
November 29, 2017

More than 600 of the best and brightest middle and high school students in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia will meet at Battlefield High School to test their teamwork and ingenuity at the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier Sponsored by Leidos. This event, on Saturday, December 2nd, is free and open to the public.

WHAT: FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier Sponsored by Leidos
WHEN: Saturday, December 2nd, 7:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Battlefield High School – 15000 Graduation Dr. Haymarket, VA 20169
WHO: The best and brightest middle and high school students from DC, Maryland and Virginia pit their robots against the FIRST Relic Recovery Challenge for a spot at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Sponsored by ECPI University.

The robots are coming! Winners will earn a chance to compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia Championship Sponsored by ECPI University in Richmond on February 24th. This year’s challenge, Relic Recovery, uses a playing field where teams strategize, form alliances, and demonstrate gracious professionalism while finding “treasures” and returning them to their rightful place in history. Team robots are required to work autonomously, as well as with drivers, to score points using rotating and stationary goals. 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 FTC sponsors include Capital One, ECPI University, University of Virginia Engineering, Leidos, Micron, PTC and Rockwell Collins Corporation.


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