November 16, 2016
Second Robotics Challenge for Students to be Held at Roswell’s Computer Museum of America, Both Open to the Public
On Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 5 PM, the Computer Museum of America will be open to the public by general admission during the one day public Kell Robotics FIRST Lego Qualifier Event being held at the museum. Located in a retired CompUSA store at Kings Market Center, 1425 Market Boulevard, Suite 200, Roswell, GA, 30076, just east of the Holcomb Bridge Road and Highway 400 intersection, the museum offers ample free parking. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $5 for children 5-17 and children under 5 are admitted free of charge.
Come enjoy the free, fantastic robotics event where the FIRST Lego League challenges children in over 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers. This challenge, involves students age 9 to 14 as they look into the eyes of our Animal Allies. During the Animal Allies season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism. The competition is free and open to the public from 9am-4pm.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills. U.S. participants compete in robotic tournaments to vie for more than $16 million in scholarships from over 160 colleges and universities. The global projections for the FIRST 2016/17 season in approximately 70 countries is 460,000+ students, 52,000+ teams, 40,000+ robots created, 120,000+ mentors/adult supporter roles filled, and 110,000+ other volunteer roles filled (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs).