Upcoming Events


March
07
2024

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Robert Morris University

Join BotsIQ for its annual preliminary competition at Robert Morris University’s John Jay Center (153 Campus Dr, Moon Twp, PA 15108).

All BotsIQ teams must attend one preliminary competition prior to competing in the annual Finals Competition on April 26th and 27th.

Teams attending this event – TBD

Tentative Preliminary Competition Schedule:

Teams Registration – 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Safety Inspections begin – 8:15AM
Opening Ceremony – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:30AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Competition Ends – 4:30PM

March
08
2024

March 8, 2024

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM; Virtual Event

This session is for BotsIQ Combat Robotics teams who want to understand the requirements for a quality engineering drawing set.  Teams are encouraged to attend and bring questions.  Please be sure to review the BotsIQ Documentation Rubric prior to attending.  There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Virtual Meeting Link

March
13
2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Westmoreland County Community College

Join BotsIQ for its annual preliminary competition at Westmoreland County Community College’s Student Achievement Center (145 Pavilion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697).

All BotsIQ teams must attend one preliminary competition prior to competing in the annual Finals Competition on April 26th and 27th.

Teams attending this event – TBD

Tentative Preliminary Competition Schedule:

Teams Registration – 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Safety Inspections begin – 8:15AM
Opening Ceremony – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:30AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Competition Ends – 4:30PM

March
14
2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Westmoreland County Community College

Join BotsIQ for its annual preliminary competition at Westmoreland County Community College’s Student Achievement Center (145 Pavilion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697).

All BotsIQ teams must attend one preliminary competition prior to competing in the annual Finals Competition on April 26th and 27th.

Teams attending this event – TBD

Tentative Preliminary Competition Schedule:

Teams Registration – 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Safety Inspections begin – 8:15AM
Opening Ceremony – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:30AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Competition Ends – 4:30PM

March
27
2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Westmoreland County Community College

Girls Exploring Tech Day 2024
Join BotsIQ for its 2nd Annual Girls Exploring Tech Day. The event includes hands-on activities for girls in 4th-6th grade.

Event details:

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
9:30AM – 12:30PM | Lunch Provided
Westmoreland County Community College Advanced Technology Center
1001 Technology Drive, Door 24, Mt. Pleasant, PA

Tentative Schedule:

9:30AM – 10:00AM – Registration

10:00AM – Event Kickoff – Welcome

10:15AM – 11:00AM – Breakout Session #1

11:15AM – 12:00PM – Breakout Session #2

12:00PM – 12:30PM – Lunch (provided by BotsIQ)

12:30PM – Dismissal – Drive safely!

Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-events-registrations-2023-24.

April
26
2024

Friday, April 26, 2024

PennWest California

SAVE THE DATE! BotsIQ will be hosting its annual 2024 Finals Competition for all teams!

Location: PennWest California’s Convocation Center (250 University Ave, California, PA 15419)

Tentative Competition Schedule:

Day 1 – Friday, April 26, 2024
Teams Arrive – 7:30AM – 9:00AM – Team Registration, Safety Inspections
Opening Ceremony – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:40AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Day 1 Concludes – 5:00PM

Day 2 – Saturday, April 27, 2024
Teams Arrive – 7:30AM – 9:00AM – Team Registration, Safety Inspections
Opening Remarks – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:15AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Award Ceremony – 5:30PM

April
26
2024

PennWest California
Convocation Center
250 University Avenue, California, PA 15419

Schedule of Events:
Tour the Pits and Meet the Students – 1:30PM
Networking Happy Hour – 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/haas-botsiq-vip-event.

April
27
2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024

PennWest California

SAVE THE DATE! BotsIQ will be hosting its annual 2024 Finals Competition for all teams!

Location: PennWest California’s Convocation Center (250 University Ave, California, PA 15419)

Tentative Competition Schedule:

Day 1 – Friday, April 26, 2024
Teams Arrive – 7:30AM – 9:00AM – Team Registration, Safety Inspections
Opening Ceremony – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:40AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Day 1 Concludes – 5:00PM

Day 2 – Saturday, April 27, 2024
Teams Arrive – 7:30AM – 9:00AM – Team Registration, Safety Inspections
Opening Remarks – 10:00AM
Bouts Begin – 10:15AM
Lunch – 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Award Ceremony – 5:30PM

May
01
2024

Where: BotsIQ Training and Education Center, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202

In this session, we will be designing and making animal prosthetics! If you share a passion for animals, technology, and making a positive impact, this session is the perfect place for you.  Make a difference and contribute to the well-being of animals by collaborating with like-minded individuals. Make a positive community impact by learning through this hands-on experience.


This event is part of the Career Ready PA Backpack Challenge. 

May
13
2024

Monday, May 13, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

May
14
2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

May
15
2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

May
17
2024

Friday, May 17, 2024

UPMC Events Center

TENTATIVE

May
18
2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

UPMC Events Center

TENTATIVE

May
23
2024

Join BotsIQ for its first Girls Exploring Manufacturing Day in partnership with PennWest California.  The event includes hands-on activities for girls in 7th – 12th grade.

Event details:
Thursday, May 23, 2024
9:00AM – 1:30PM | Lunch Provided
PennWest California – Coover Hall

Tentative Schedule:
9:00AM – 9:30AM – Registration, light breakfast (provided by BotsIQ)
9:30AM – Event Kick-off

PennWest California Mechatronics Engineering Technology Welcome

Keynote Speaker (TBD)

10:00AM – 11:15PM – Breakout Session #1
11:15AM – 12:15PM – Lunch (provided by BotsIQ)
12:15PM – 1:30PM – Breakout Session #2
1:30PM – Dismissal – Drive safely!

Registration coming soon!  Check back!

June
10
2024

June 10, 2024 – June 14, 2024

Westmoreland County Community College

TENTATIVE

June
10
2024

Monday, June 10, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

June
11
2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

June
17
2024

June 17, 2024 – June 21, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

June
19
2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

June
24
2024

Monday, June 24, 2024

Westmoreland Country Club

TENTATIVE

July
08
2024

July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024 and July 15, 2024 – July 19, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

July
10
2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

July
24
2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

July
29
2024

July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

August
05
2024

August 5, 2024 – August 9, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

August
07
2024

Wednesday, August 07, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

July
22
2025

July 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

TENTATIVE

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Latest Past Events


February
21
2024
Girls Exploring Engineering Day

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Commonwealth Charter Academy TechWorks

162 East Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120

Girls Exploring Engineering Day 2024
Join BotsIQ for its 3rd Annual Girls Exploring Engineering Day. The event includes hands-on activities for girls in 7th-12th grade.

Event details:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
8:00AM – 1:45PM | Lunch Provided
Commonwealth Charter Academy TechWorks
162 East Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120

Tentative Schedule:

8:00AM – 8:45AM – Registration, light breakfast (provided by BotsIQ)

8:45AM – Event Kick-off

Introduction to Women in Manufacturing
Keynote Speaker (TBD)
9:15AM – 10:15AM – Breakout Session #1

10:30AM – 11:30AM – Breakout Session #2

11:30AM – 12:30PM – Lunch (provided by BotsIQ)

12:30PM – 1:30PM – Breakout Session #3

1:45PM – Dismissal – Drive safely!

Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-events-registrations-2023-24.

January
25
2024
BotsIQ Wiring Schematics Virtual Session with Elena Petrak

January 25, 2024

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM; Virtual Event

This session is for BotsIQ Combat Robotics teams looking to “level up” their wiring schematics knowledge for the combat robot. Teams are encouraged to attend and bring questions. Please be sure to review the documentation rubric prior to attending. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Registration is required, click HERE.

January
17
2024
Battery Making Workshop

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BotsIQ TEC

100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Battery Making Workshop

This workshop is specific for teams participating in BotsIQ’s combat robotics program. Each school is permitted to register up to 2 teachers and 4 students. Each school will learn to make one battery pack for their combat robot. Materials will be provided.

Event details:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
9:00AM – 3:00PM | Lunch Provided
BotsIQ Training & Education Center
100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Act 48 hours available.

Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-workshops.

December
14
2023
Haas Machining Basics

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Haas Factory Outlet – Warrendale

November
08
2023
Electronics Training Day – Soldering a Power System

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

BotsIQ TEC

100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Electronics Day – Soldering a Power System

This workshop is specific for teams participating in BotsIQ’s combat robotics program. Each school is permitted to register up to 2 teachers and 4 students. Each school will learn to make complete power system for their combat robot. Materials will be provided.

Event details:

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9:00AM – 3:00PM | Lunch Provided
BotsIQ Training & Education Center
100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Act 48 hours available.

Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-workshops.