Friday, April 29, 2011

Pic Today 4/29/11


580 student teams
throughout North America
have brought their robots to St. Louis this weekend
for the 20th Annual F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Championship Competition.

Students compete in 4 categories, grades K through 12,
and design radio controlled remote robots
who perform in competitive arenas through Sunday
at the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.
There are junior categories for students 6-9 years of age,
and even a LEGO League for grades 4-8.

Prestigious colleges and universities,
as well as corporate sponsors (IBM, Google, Apple, Rolls Royce)
support the competition with funding and scholarships.
Top competitors apply for $20-million in scholarship funds.

Teams have been working on their robot entries all year,
with the help of their science teachers, sponsors and parents.
The Championship Competition is expected to fill the stadium
and is free to the public to attend.


  1. Genial reportaje de está competición, unos colores brillantes y buenos los captados en las imagenes, un abrazo Rick

  2. ahhhh that is fun and exciting competition Rick!
    thanks for sharing

  3. Wow, now that's a cool championship!
    And,yes I'm watching the royal wedding, I wouldn't miss it!
    Like I said...the Queen smiles with style! :))

  4. Here we have things like that but no with such a high level haha
    I suck with science, my thing is design..
    science don't like me.. it's something mutual u know?
    But i0m cool with that, i survived 21 years of my life, I can handle :P

    Hey, hope you're okey with all the tornado chaos.. =/
    Kisses Rock! Have a Nice weekend :)

  5. Thank God, America still has a future!