Students Bring Robotics To The La Habra Citrus Fair Tech Youth Expo - May 5, 6 & 7

Clubs and Organizations

April 18, 2017


Students from Washington middle school, Cal Poly Pomona and Robotics clubs will set the standard for exhibits, demonstrations and competitions at Robotics events at the 8th annual La Habra Citrus Fair. The 3-days competitions will be held at the new La Habra City Hall parking lot, 110 E. La Habra Blvd. with a special off-site demonstration Friday at Washington Middle School, 716 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA. It is expected that 40 students will participate. Friday May 5 (Day 1) will be held at Washington Middle School for Robot demonstrations and competition. Cal Poly Pomona will be on hand to inspire students and explore the world of robotics and different activities This event will be held 8:00am to 1:30pm. Saturday May 6 will be the Robot Rally with Cal Poly Students. There will be 3 events; 1) the Robot Sumo, 2) Line Following, and 3) Obstacle Course. For the Sumo, it will be a bracket system where each team will compete with each other, then there will be a semi-final and a final round until there is a first, second, and third place and each member of the teams will receive an award. It will be held from 10:00am to 1pm at the La Habra City Hall parking lot. 110 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra.

Sunday the Robotics clubs take over from La Mirada and surrounding communities that will demonstrate robots and teach binary programming. They may create a competition all their own. Check out the schedule at www.citrusfair.com (http://www.citrusfair.com/) and more information about these clubs click here: www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc The Tech Youth Expo is expected to bring students' interactive programs featuring Science, Engineering, Technology, Art, and Math using the STEAM educational systems. Exhibitors will also include students from local Middle Schools, High Schools and Colleges to inspire students from around Southern California K through 12 about the 21st Century possibilities that will be abundant in their future. These exhibits and demonstrations will be held in the new La Habra City Hall. According to Mark Sturdevant, Citrus Fair producer and CEO of the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce, "Our goal with the expansion of the Youth Expo including STEAM and other programs is to inspire kids and their families toward greater learning and encourage our students to create energetic and future thinking projects." 

The motto of STEAM is Unite Your Crew; Ready Your Contraption and Prepare to take flight!

In a recent interview with Bert Poole……a nationally known designer at Dreamworks, who has volunteered as a Robotics judge for many years the Robotics world is filled with adventurous high school students from the United States who compete in (STEAM) science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in the Robotics world. Poole said, "There are more than 400 teams in cities large and small that diligently plan and execute projects to receive national recognition." Also, the Fair will have a complete Youth Agriculture Expo and Jr. Livestock Auction, exciting Carnival rides for all ages and special Bear Country rides for the little ones. Advance discount ride tickets are available at the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce office. (562) 697-1704.

Entertainment will start with popular Latin bands to celebrate Cinco de Mayo followed by Saturday's pop, retro, Country and Sunday with International performances including dance and music. The grand finale Sunday evening with be a Michael Jackson tribute performance by Rem Garza and his dance 
team. 

All inquiries regarding the La Habra Citrus Fair should be directed to Mark Sturdevant, Citrus Fair producer and CEO of the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce at (562) 697-1704 or on the website at www.citrusfair.com. The Citrus Fair benefits local nonprofit organizations. 

Off-site parking with (free) bus service will be available through throughout the Citrus Fair. Check out our website at www.citrusfair.com(http://www.citrusfair.com/) for maps, directions and disabled parking.