Featured Event: North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge Regional Qualifier
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North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge Regional Qualifier
Winterville, NC – The North Carolina FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is holding a Regional Qualifying Tournament at AG Cox Middle School, the tournament Host, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in the school’s Gymnasium. The tournament will begin at 10:30am, and is open to the public from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, beginning with the Opening Ceremony and Qualification Matches. The College of Engineering at N.C. A&T State University serves as the FTC Affiliate Partner for North Carolina.
FIRST Tech Challenge is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for science, technology and discovery in young people and teaches them STEM skills and concepts, principles of leadership, and how to work as a team.
The competitions are the result of focused brainstorming, dedicated mentoring, project timelines and teamwork. Paired with technical mentors, teams learn from and play with the “pros” to experience engineering problem solving first-hand. • Entices kids to think like scientists and engineers • Provides a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience • Teaches kids to experiment and overcome obstacles • The skills they learn make math and science tangible, accessible and real • Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals • Teams learn to document their design ideas and discoveries • Builds self-esteem and confidence • 90% of participating students report learning how STEM can solve real-world problems
All teams competing in the Regional Qualifying Tournament at AG Cox Middle School will have the opportunity to claim one of 4 slots and advance to the State Championship in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, February 10, 2018. More information about the North Carolina FIRST LEGO® League is located at: firsinsprires.org and ncfllandftc.com.
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Fund Raiser for Craven County Special Olympics, Plunge or Dip into outdoor pool. Entry Fee - $25, Under age 18 - $12, Special Olympians plunge for free. Online registration: wwwfirstgiving.com/sonc/cravenplunge2018
January 20, 2018, On-site registration @ 9am, plunging/dipping @ 10am
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