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Hundreds of Students Put their Robots to the Test During “Mission Mayhem”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 
– Excellent Photo/Video Opportunity and Feature Story –
  
WHO:                    
Approximately 500 students from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
 
WHAT:                
It’s a battle of the “bots” as student teams and their specially designed robots compete during the annual “Mission Mayhem” Robotics Competition. 
 
WHEN:                  
Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 8 a.m. – Opening ceremony
  • Student competitions take place throughout the day
  • 4:45 p.m. – Awards ceremony begins                                             
WHERE:              
Dillard High School (6-12)
2501 NW 11th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
 
WHY:                    
The “Mission Mayhem” competition, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Lego League off-season event, is organized by Dillard High School’s Emerging Technologies Magnet Program and includes robotics teams from schools across South Florida. During the competition, students put their industrial-size robots to the test as they participate in a specially designed field game. Each robot is designed and built by the student teams to meet specific criteria and perform specific functions.  Learn more about the event at missionmayhem.org.
 
Media are invited to cover this event.
 
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