Prepare for the RDC Robot Riot

Central Alberta students gather in Red Deer

Get ready for some mechanical matches at the RDC Robot Riot on Saturday.

Students from around Central Alberta, Grades 4 to 12, are expected to attend the event hosted by United Robotics of Lacombe, Red Deer College and FIRST Robotics Western Canada.

Lacombe teacher Schultz said the first ever Robot Riot will bring together students who are already working with robotics, as well provide an opportunity to introduce students to robotics.

“We’re hoping to have teams with robots built so we can have mini competitions,” Schultz said.

The event will also include workshops and the opportunity to hear about the impact robotic programs have had on students.

Schultz said about 35 students are part of United Robotics of Lacombe, the robotics team at Lacombe Composite High School.

The riot is open to the public and runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of RDC Innovation Centre, 100 College Blvd. Admission is free.

To RSVP or for more information e-mail steven.schultz@wolfcreek.ab.ca or appreci_8@hotmail.com, or call Warren Kreway at 403-350-7053.

FIRST Robotics Western Canada inspires students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology and engineering.

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