FIRST Chesapeake will be holding a Programs Expo Sponsored by Qualcomm at the Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke, VA on Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10:00am - 04:00pm.

This event, as well as museum admission, are FREE for this day only!

See robotics exhibits from LEGOs to 120+ pound FIRST Robotics Competition robots. Test your skill driving a demo robot. Learn more about volunteering or starting a FIRST robotics program in your school. This FREE event is great fun for the entire family, from kindergarten to grandparents

Be sure to check out the FIRST Tech Scrimmage for veteran robotics teams from the New River Valley.  Middle and high school FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams will also be forming alliances and pitting their competition robots against each other in scrimmages that will run throughout the day. 

Does your FTC team want to compete in the scrimmage? Admission is free for you and everyone you bring, and teams get free lunch and a free Qualcomm t-shirt. Contact Tim Farmer at

Come out and learn more about FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and FIRST® Robotics Competition robotics programs in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland.



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a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
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