Visit Milwaukee
Press Release

Milwaukee Robotics Competition March 19-21

59 teams compete at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

By - Mar 13th, 2015 11:32 am

Robots reign at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena March 19-21 when 59 high school teams including 29 from Wisconsin compete in the FIRST® Robotics Competition.

The FIRST® Robotics Competition is a program that challenges high school students, working with professional mentors, to design and build a robot to contend in competitions that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Student teams from local school districts and surrounding states participate for the opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the national championship in April in St. Louis.

The 2015 game, RECYCLE RUSH℠, is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

Competition Schedule:

Thursday 3/19         9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.       Robot testing, inspection and practice

Friday 3/20             9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Opening ceremonies and qualifying

Saturday                 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Finals and awards

More about FIRST:

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

Press Releases by Visit Milwaukee

Visit Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee selects Hanson Dodge for website redevelopment

The project will completely reinvent VISIT Milwaukee’s website from the ground up.

Visit Milwaukee

Anime Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Event to welcome 10,000 attendees Feb. 17-19

Visit Milwaukee

Midwinter Gaming Convention Jan 12-15

Hilton Milwaukee City Center to host

Visit Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee turns 50

Incorporated as the Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau on January 6, 1967.

Visit Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee awarded top marketing honors

VISIT Milwaukee has been awarded four 2016 MarCom Awards.

Visit Milwaukee

USA Gymnastics awards 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships to Milwaukee

The championships showcase more than 1,800 of the country’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling.

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *