Regis University Goes Robotic

February 07, 2019

Regis will again welcome the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) to its Northwest Denver Campus this Saturday, Feb. 9.  The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Regis Field House.

FTC focuses on engaging students in grades 7-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Guided by coaches, mentors and volunteers, the student teams design, build and program robots to compete against other teams. Thirty-two teams will compete for a chance to advance to the FIRST World Tournament in Houston in April.

The best time to watch – to catch some robot matches – is 1 - 4 p.m.

Teams are required to develop strategy and build robots based on credible engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition, as well as for community outreach, design and other real-world accomplishments.

Last year’s event at Regis drew more than 300 competitors.

Follow #RegisRobots on social media to get a behind-the-scenes look at the action, along with a special Regis University Facebook Live session beginning at 1 p.m. MST.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.