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FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

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As part of its continuing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, Eastern Washington University and the College of Science, Health and Engineering will again be hosting a FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) on March 13-15, 2014, at EWU's Reese Court Pavilion.

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    As part of its continuing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, Eastern Washington University and the College of Science, Health and Engineering will again be hosting a FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) on March 13-15, 2014 at EWU's Reese Court Pavilion. This is organized in collaboration with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) , FIRST Washington and many additional community partners.

    FRC features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, construction, teamwork and imagination. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Eastern has previously hosted both the annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition with its focus on fourth through eighth grade participants as well as thhe FRC event which provides a bigger stage, a bigger challenge and focuses on high school team participation. The Spokane District FRC (hosted at EWU in Cheney) is one of ten district events in the Pacific Northwest.

    EWU, College of Science, Health and Engineering and the Greater Spokane Incorporated are looking forward to host the FRC again in 2014. For more information about volunteer opportunities and the event, contact FRC Volunteer Coordinator Dale Garraway at dgarraway@ewu.edu or contact FRC Chairman, Dr. Christian K. Hansen at chansen@ewu.edu or 509.359.6068.

    Lodging for teams and volunteers at near-by can be booked at rates negotiated by Steele Meetings on behalf of US FIRST using this link: https://www.firstchampionshiphousing.com.   
    On-Campus Housing is also available for teams and volunteers during the event at $20/night per person based on double occupancy. These rates include basic accommodation for the budget-minded traveler and include a single bed in a shared double-room and access to shared bathrooms. Tenants must bring their own bedding. For reservations or more information, please contact Ms. Whitney Meyer, Events and Visits Coordinator at (509) 359-7898 or wmeyer@ewu.edu.

    Meal plans and team box-lunches may be purchased in advance, click here for order form. Please contact Mr. Tom Shaffer, Event Coordinator at (509) 359-6057 or tshaffer2@ewu.edu.

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    EWU in partnership with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and FIRST Washington.

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    College of Science, Health and Engineering
    138 Communications Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: smowatt@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6244

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