03 Mar 2015 See How Robotic Recyclers Stack Up at the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition
WHO: More than 1,000 high school students representing 54 teams from around the region, participating for a chance to win regional awards and advance to the FIRST World Championship.
WHAT: Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
WHEN: Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14, 2015 (schedule below – media access available Thursday)
WHERE: MCC Business & Technology, 1775 Universal Avenue, KC, MO 64120
THE GAME: Teams have just six weeks to build a robot to compete using a kit of parts provided by FIRST and a standard set of rules. The 2015 game, RECYCLE RUSH℠, is played by two Alliances of three teams each—competing in fast-paced matches with student-operated robots—working together to score points by stacking and moving recycling containers and tossing away trash.
PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Students testing, tuning up, and competing with their robots— coaches, mentors, team mascots, volunteers—PLUS hundreds and hundreds of fans.
Thursday, March 12 Noon – 6:30 p.m. – Practice Matches (media access available)
Friday, March 13 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. – Noon – Qualification Matches
1:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Qualification Matches
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 14 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Qualification Matches
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Final Rounds
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
ATTENDANCE INFO: Free Admission. Free Parking. Food trucks on site. Backstage student led tours available. JR. FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge Demos