FIRST Robotics Competition

posted on Friday, January 27, 2023

Robotics at McLeod

(FIRST Robotics Competition at the McLeod Center, 2019)

FIRST ENERGIZE! That’s the game for the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional taking place at the McLeod Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus, March 23-25.

More than 50 high school teams from Iowa and surrounding states will compete in this year’s competition. By the time they arrive at the McLeod Center, they will have spent more than six weeks designing, building and programming their robot to compete against other teams, maneuvering through tasks required by the competition. Each year, the game and tasks differ. During each match, witness two brand-new alliances of 3 robots each face off against each other. Come join us as we celebrate 8 years of FIRST Robotics Competition Regional events for Iowa teams!

Not sure what you’ll expect to see? Watch this short VIDEO to see the tasks and how teams will earn points to win.

Robotics competition

(FIRST Robotics Competition at the McLeod Center, 2019)

The best day to watch the competition will be Saturday morning and afternoon, March 25. Qualification matches will be held from 9:00am to 12:15pm. Final matches will take place between 1:30pm and 4:30pm with an award ceremony to follow from 4;30pm to 6pm. (click HERE to see the day’s schedule).  

The public is welcome to attend this family-friendly, and free event. Parking will be available in the parking lot west of the UNI-Dome for a charge/TBD. 

Stem education is teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This competition celebrates science and technology.

Would you like to find more Things to Do and Places to Eat & Drink while you’re in Cedar Falls? Contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 319-268-4266.

We’d be happy to help!

(FIRST Robotics Competition at the McLeod Center, 2019)

Robotics at McLead Center

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