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Colleen Bamford Wamback, Public Relations Manager
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts
508-688-4858, cbwamback@wpi.edu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Host 19th Annual BattleCry@WPI

High school robotics teams from across the Northeast will participate in popular off-season robotics competition

May 17, 2018
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One of the largest and longest-running events in FIRST Robotics returns to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this weekend. On May 19-20, 60 teams from across the Northeast will participate in BattleCry@WPI, touted as “the best off-season event in FIRST.”

Now in its 19th year, BattleCry@WPI is a robotics competition for high school teams wishing to have one more time to put their robots to the test. Teams will compete in matches, enjoy social events, and vie for a number of awards with some of the most elite robots in the game. BattleCry@WPI gives teams a chance to recruit new members or let existing ones try out new roles without the pressure of an official competition.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Competition
  • 2:00–7:00 p.m. Competition

Sunday, May 20, 2018

  • 8:45 a.m. Competition
  • 11:30 a.m. Playoffs
  • 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Harrington Auditorium and Sports & Recreation Center
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

WHO:

  • 60 teams representing schools from New England, New York, and New Jersey. For a full list click here.
  • WPI students, team mentors, and faculty

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

This year’s BattleCry@WPI game is based on FIRST® POWER UPSM, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game theme.

Media Contact

Colleen Bamford Wamback, Public Relations Manager
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts
508-688-4858, cbwamback@wpi.edu