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April 23, 2015

Pasadena Unified Students Will "Race to the Core!"
at the Pasadena Educational Foundation's Robo Rally 2015
Sixth Annual Middle School Robotics Competition


PASADENA, CA - More than 200 middle school students from across the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be showcasing their robotic skills at this year's Robo Rally 2015: "Race to the Core!" sponsored by the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). The students will compete to "Race to the Core!" of the galaxy with their autonomous robotic spaceships, while avoiding the asteroid belts blocking their path. This event is designed to be exciting and challenging for students, but also fun and entertaining for spectators. There will be a 15'x20' jumbotron projecting an aerial view of the 24' spiral galaxy course as robots race on it.


Robotics classes in PUSD middle schools is a program supported by the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). Robotics classes are offered at most middle schools in the PUSD. Robotics classes are taught by PUSD math or science teachers that go through special robotics training supported by the PEF. Robo Rally 2015: "Race to the Core!" is created and produced by PEF STEM.


WHAT:              PUSD Middle School Robotics Competition
                         Robo Rally 2015: "Race to the Core!"


WHEN:              Friday, April 24, 2015


WHERE:           Pasadena High School Gymnasium

                          2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd

                          Pasadena, CA 91107


SCHEDULE:     Instructions and Introductions: 10:00am-10:30a.m.


                          Competition 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

                          Lunch 12:30p.m-1:15p.m.

                          Award Ceremony 1:15p.m.-1:30p.m.


Note: The last heat in the competition could start anytime after 11:45a.m., depending on how the timing works out.  All the competing will be completed before lunch.


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Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.

Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. 


The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 17,000 students every day.