Why I Support Maryland First

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is happening this weekend, April 12-13, at the Baltimore Convention Center and I’m going to be there to show my support at this free event open to families and the public! As a STEM advocate who’s always looking for ways our children can better connect with science, math and tech, the FIRST competition is a great way to get the little ones excited about robots! PLUS there are college scholarships available for participants—how cool is that?

To learn more about FIRST in Maryland, click here.

Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. FRC is in its 22nd season of inspiring future scientists and engineers.

Baltimore Convention Center
Hall A (Charles Street Entrance)
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Competition takes place over two days: April 12-13, 2013
Best public viewing both days: 9:00 a.m. – approximately 5 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. both days

Scheduled to speak at Friday, April 12, Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.
– Dr. Darryl Pines, Dean of the Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Scheduled to speak at Saturday, April 13, Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.
– Walt Havenstein, Chairman of the FIRST Board of Directors