Robot Events

Participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional

March 23-25, 2017
University of Northern Iowa, McLeod Center & the UNI Dome
Free & Open to the Public


Families & the General Public

Saturday is the perfect day for family participation in FRC. Concessions will be open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 25th. Park in the West Dome or South Art parking lots. Parking is $5.00/car. Don't forget to take a tour of the pits (where the teams work on their robots) during your visit. If you can't make it Saturday, the event is open on Thursday from 8:30 am through 6:30 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am through 5:45 pm. Learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional.

Saturday Schedule of Public Events
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 am - 12:15 pm - Qualifying Matches
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Final Matches
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Award Ceremony

School Groups

We recommend that school groups visit Thursday afternoon between noon and 3:00 pm to view practice matches or Friday morning between 9:00 am and noon for qualifying matches.

Learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional

Our Zippy Robot would like you to experience the excitement of Iowa's first FIRST Robot Competition!

Iowa First Lego League (FLL) State Championships

January 14th and January 15th, 2017
Iowa State University Campus
Free & Open to the Public (Teams only in Core Values Rooms)
Iowa FLL State Championships provide the venue for 4th-7th grade robotics teams to demonstrate their robotics skills, core values and problem solving skills.
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Twelfth Annual UNI Mini-Sumo Smackdown

April 21st, 2017
University of Northern Iowa maucker Union
Free & Open to the Public (also available by live stream)
Mini-Sumo Robots designed by UNI students and others around the world compete to stay in the ring.
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