This week, our city is welcoming 700 student teams, made up from 15,000 student competitors, ages 6 – 18, from 40-plus countries and all over the U.S. for the FIRST Championship. This free/open-to-the-public event is the culmination of more than 3,000 qualifying competitions around the world. Through early access to hands-on learning (in the form of heart-pounding, sports-like robotics matches), FIRST is using robotics to empower students to pursue STEM education and create pathways to successful careers. For more details, FIRST.
The event will be held April 17-20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park.