March 2018 News

Posted on Mar 1, 2018


FIRST Robotics Info Session - Wednesday 3/7 7:30pm – Piedmont High School Student Center: Please come to the FIRST Robotics info session to learn more about the FIRST Lego League teams for rising 4th through 8th graders, FIRST Tech Challenge teams for 7th through 12th graders, and FIRST Robotics Competition for 9th through 12th graders organized by Piedmont Makers for the 2018-2019 season.  Like a sports team, each team will meet for weekly practices with weekend scrimmages and tournaments.  The season will start in August and, if the teams qualify, will continue to California regional and national competitions in 2019.  Learn more.

FIRST Lego League registration now open!  Lego Mindstorms-based robotics competition that includes a team project based on the season’s theme for 4th-8th graders.   The 2018-2019 theme is INTO ORBIT: Explore living in and traveling through space.  $250 to register through April 30.

FIRST Tech Challenge/FIRST Robotics Challenge student application form now available!  Interested 7th-12th grade students should apply by April 15.

Call for Makers! – 5th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire - Sunday 4/22 11am-3pmSubmit your School Maker Faire project today — it can be a school project, STEAM Expo project, or your own project. Piedmont K-12 students and community welcome!  Deadline March 31.  Piedmont Makers is proud to join PAINTS and CHIME in presenting this year’s School Maker Faire celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Music education in Piedmont. We will feature over 100 S.T.E.A.M. projects from Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Piedmont Middle School, and Piedmont High School students along with hands-on projects from community makers, live music from student musicians & bands, student art, and food trucks!