1450 Herndon, Clovis, CA 93611-0599
(559) 327-9000; Fax (559) 327-9099
December, 07 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Avants, Administrator, Communications & Board Relations
Phone: 559-327-9092 Fax: 559-327-9099
Robots battle it out at Central Valley Robotics Regional Tournament
Robotics teams from across California will converge at Alta Sierra Intermediate School Saturday December 12 in a head-to-head competition testing their engineering skills and creativity. The Central Valley Robotics Regional State Championship, which started in 2004, has grown to be among one of the largest robotics events in the nation.
Eighty seven teams from as far north as Eureka and as far south as Tehachepi will showcase their robotic creations in competitive rounds throughout the day. Working robots created by teams of students will be expected to perform a variety of challenges.
Inventor and engineer Dean Kamen created the FIRST Lego League 25 years ago to encourage kids to get excited about thinking, inventing and problem solving. His hope is to increase the number of young people pursuing a career in science and engineering, fields traditionally short of qualified applicants.
WHAT: The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Central Valley Regional State Championship pits students from around California in a science and engineering competition featuring working robots.
WHERE: Alta Sierra Intermediate School Gym and Multi-Purpose Room
380 West Teague, Clovis
Southeast corner of Peach and Teague avenues
WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Competition: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (lunch break from 11:30 - 1 p.m)
Awards Ceremony: 6 p.m.
This is a highly visual, active event with hundreds of school-age students participating. For additional information during the event, contact Devin Blizzard, Central Valley Robotics coordinator at 559 994-2516 or firstname.lastname@example.org