For nine years, the CocoNuts FIRST Robotics team has worked tirelessly to bring STEM opportunities to Flagstaff and beyond. Now we're excited to announce that Northern Arizona University is the proud sponsor and host of two exciting FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) events here in Flagstaff.
We invite all members of the community and the media to these events. Students and mentors will be available for interviews and photo opportunities, and there will be lots of live robot action on the field!
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Championship
Saturday, February 27, 2016
NAU University Union Fieldhouse (across from Cline Library)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
30 teams from Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico
This year's game, FIRST RES-Q recreates a mission to rescue climbers stranded on an mountain. See the game animation here:
Questions? Contact: Christine Sapio
FIRST Robotics Competition Arizona North Regional
March 11-12, 2016
Walkup Skydome on the NAU Campus
8:30 am to 5:30 pm both days
52 teams from 9 states - this is one of the largest FIRST competitions in the Southwest!
This year's game, FIRST Stronghold, challenges teams to storm a medieval castle using 120-lb machines built in six-weeks! See game details here.
Questions? Contact Carol Popovich
Flagstaff STEM Coordinator