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Engineering | Fulton Engineering Education Outreach

FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship

Saturday, October 19
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Arena
600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281

No registration necessary. See you there!
Please note that Wells Fargo arena has adopted a clear bag policy. Plan accordingly!

FIRST ® Robotics Competition teams compete with 120-pound robots of their own design, combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

The state championship is sponsored by the Steve Sanghi Family Foundation, in conjunction with Arizona State University, Fulton Schools of Engineering, and Access ASU and coordinated by AZFirst.


8:00 am – 8:30 am: Opening Ceremonies

8:30 am – 3:15 pm: Qualification Matches

11:00 am – 2:00 pm: STEM Expo

3:15 pm: Alliance Selections

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Finals

5:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

The Challenge

In DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE, Presented by The Boeing Company, we join two competing alliances collecting samples on planet Primus. Unpredictable terrain and weather patterns make remote robot operation essential to their mission on the planet. With only 2:30 until liftoff, the alliances must gather as many cargo pods as possible and prepare their spaceships before the next sandstorm arrives.