What is Buildathon?

  • Buildathon is a week-long online STEM activity starting September 21, 2020 for students in grades 8 to 12.
    • Building materials will be available for pickup on September 19, 2020.
    • The challenge will be revealed on September 20, 2020.
  • The event simulates some of the issues that our FIRST Robotics Competition team members experience each January at the start of their competition season.
  • Participants work individually to complete a challenge assigned at the beginning of the week.
  • All required materials will be supplied, and participants may only use the materials supplied.
  • There is no fee to participate.
  • At the end of the week, participants will attend a virtual meeting to show the system they have built to the judges. They will be asked to discuss their design decision-making process, report the performance accomplishments of the system they have built, and show a picture and short video demonstrating their system in action.
  • Points will be awarded based on several criteria and prizes will be awarded.
  • Registration is through the registration link below. Cutoff date for registering to participate is September 11, 2020.
  • Experienced robotics team members will be available to answer questions about Buildathon and also provide information about the team.

Thank you for your interest in Buildathon.
We have now reached capacity for this event.