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FIRST® Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier In December 2019
December 6, 2019

FIRST Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier is scheduled for December 7, 2019. The event will be held at Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23059.

This event is free and open to the public!

High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Sponsored by Capital One at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 21, 2020.

With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance of adult coaches and mentors, teams build their robots and develop a playing strategy, which includes forming alliances with other teams. Teams earn awards for robot design, creativity, documentation, community outreach, “gracious professionalism” and competition on the field.

More information is available here.

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FIRST® Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier In December 2019
December 6, 2019

FIRST Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier is scheduled for December 7, 2019.

Icing/De-icing Of Wind Turbine Blades Studied To Improve Power Production
December 6, 2019

In Hui Hu’s Iowa State University office, you can feel exactly what ice does to an airfoil.

Study Focuses On Detrimental Impact Of Microplastics
December 5, 2019

Study’s findings raise concern about impact on marine environment and public health.

Improving Profitability Through Better Water Management
December 5, 2019

Study investigates effects of irrigation management on crop yield and farm profits.

Loudoun Water Selects Dewberry To Collect GIS Data
December 4, 2019

Loudoun Water in Loudoun County, Virginia, selected Dewberry to produce record drawings and capture geographic information systems (GIS) data…

New Publication Explores Using Biodiesel As An Alternative Fuel
December 4, 2019

As industrialization and population increases, the need for energy is also increasing.

Bone Discovery May Lead To Stronger Airplane Wings
December 3, 2019

Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone…

FIRST® Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier In December 2019
December 3, 2019

FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier is scheduled for December 7, 2019.

IEEE PES Power Quality Fall Seminar Announced
December 2, 2019

Professional development hours (PDHs) will be issued for completing this course.

Study Focuses On Alleviating Sewer Blockages Caused By "Fatbergs"
December 2, 2019

Researchers seek to better understand “fatbergs” which can pose health risks and create damaging sewer blockages.

AHRI Announces Updated USE Operations Manual Availability
November 29, 2019

Update includes provisions for unitary small air conditioner and heat pump equipment ratings.

Firm To Establish IT Asset Disposition Center
November 29, 2019

Firm will invest $1.29 million to establish new facility in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

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