Admission is FREE.
Thursday is practice.
Friday is qualifying rounds.
Saturday is elimination rounds & awards.
The FIRST Robotics Competition Midwest Regional is an intense three-day competition showcasing robots developed and operated by dozens of high school teams from all over the world. The Midwest Regional was first held in 1997 at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois with 38 teams attending. Since that time it has grown to be one of the most competitive regionals in the country, with many of its winners going on to win the Championship Event. The Midwest Regional's goal is to show that science and engineering can be exciting and fun by providing a spectator-friendly competition environment that has the feel of both a major sporting event and a rock concert, complete with special lighting, music, a large video wall, and energetic announcers.
The Midwest Regional, like all FIRST Robotics Competition events, is free and open to the public! If you do plan to attend, please remember to bring along a pair of safety glasses if you wish to walk around in the pit area. Our team members, volunteers, and staff are very friendly and will be happy to answer your questions or explain the game.
Official Website: http://www.midwestfirst.org/
Added by ay2b on February 7, 2008