Softec invites you and your kids to celebrate our 10th Annual Student Robotics EXPO. Come and help celebrate this year’s theme “Robots and Sports”.
On Monday, September 24 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Alex Madonna Inn Expo Center our world renown local high school robotics clubs will demonstrate their competitive robots from F.I.R.S.T, VEX EDR. This spectacular event also features junior high and elementary robotics teams who use educational robotic leagues VEX IQ & FIRST® LEGO® League to advance STEM in schools! Meet local organizations who continue to support Robotics and Technology in education including: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) & Cal Poly Robotics club, SLO Makerspace, and Cuesta College.
Enjoy interactive stations for hands on experience with drones, robots, Virtual Reality, and other special activities. We also have a special visit from SLO County Sheriff Bomb Squad; they will be demonstrating the capabilities of their bomb handling robot.
Race your drone through the course and compete for the best time!
Electric Vehicles will be on display in the top parking lot. If you have an EV, bring it and you will be able to park in this lot as well.
In addition to $13,000 in grants distributed to high school teams, participants and teams will also be competing for best in theme for “Robots and Sports”. We have fabulous partners which make this event possible. MINDBODY software, PG&E, Digital West, and Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. We also want to thank all of our sponsors who help us throughout the year and allow us to give grants for high school robotics.
Come hungry! You may purchase food from Ta-Dahh Specialty Foods (Kid & Family Friendly food at reasonable prices) at the main entrance to the Expo Center during the event. Food service will begin at 5:00pm.