FIRST Robotics World Championships Videoconferences

past FIRST Robotics Competition

On April 29, HEC-TV Live! invites you to join them live via videoconference from the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the 20th annual FIRST Robotics World Championships. Go behind the scenes of the FIRST Robotics World Championships as they happen. See competing robots in action. Interact with student and professional engineers. Ask your questions, share your ideas, delve into the career of a robotics engineer. For more info, or to register, click here. This is for grade levels 5-12. There are two time slots: 9 to 10:00 and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT. This program is free of charge and the enrollment deadline is April 25.

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  1. Additional Web and TV Based Programs Related to the 2011 FIRST Robotics World Championships

    All HEC-TV programs listed below can be viewed by anyone for free live online at, and via St. Louis area television on Charter Communications Digital channel 989, Charter Communications channel 118.26, and AT&T UVerse channel 99.

    HEC-TV Programs:
    The Story Behind FIRST Robotics—10 to 10:30 a.m. CDT April 29
    Learn more about the story of FIRST and the excitement of being part of a FIRST Robotics teams through interviews with Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST and Jon Dudas, President of FIRST, and a video history of the Gateway Tech team in St. Louis from the time they get their kit for this year’s competition, through building their robot and creating team marketing plans, and competing at their regional event. View live updates from the competition at the World Championships as well.

    Leader to Leader Forum—2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CDT April 29
    Watch this live panel discussion on creating future entrepreneurs and innovators from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time on (Panel members include Dean Kamen, entrepreneur, inventor and FIRST founder; John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; Cindy Brinkley, Sr. Vice President Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer AT&T Service, Inc.; Dennis Muilenburg, President and CEO Boeing Defense, Space & Security; David Lavery, Program Executive Solar System Exploration NASA; and Jon Dudas, President FIRST.)

    Championship Rounds and Awards Ceremony—
    3:30 to 6:00 p.m. CDT April 30
    Join us Saturday, April 30 for the final rounds of the FIRST Robotics Competition and the Awards Ceremony.

    NASA Web Casts:
    To see even more of the live competition from the World Championships, NASA will be web-casting portions of the event. Find out more information and the link to the NASA page on the Championship event page

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