The FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa Championship will be held March 4-5 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Coralville, IA.

The Iowa Championship will be for those teams who advanced from the various League Championships around the state.

FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year, and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

For more information about the Iowa Championship, go to http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/future-students/k-12-outreach/first-tech-challenge/ftc-iowa-current-season-res-q.