High school students from Davis, Winters and Woodland will be among the 1,200 students from across California — as well as from Nevada and Hawaii — to compete later this week in the Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at UC Davis.
More than 50 teams will showcase their work during the competition at the ARC Pavilion after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition.
In addition to competing for a chance to attend the world championships in April, teams also will vie for honors for design excellence, competitive play, sportsmanship and high-impact partnerships between schools, businesses and communities.
The FIRST Robotics Competition anticipates that 3,336 teams in the United States and 24 countries will compete in the coming weeks at 55 regional events and 80 district events.
This year’s competition involves the challenge “FIRST Steamworks,” during which three-team alliances score points
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