NCET Tech Wednesday

Join our partner for an exciting afternoon dedicated to robotics exploration and learning

Join our partners at the K-12 Robotics Center at the University of Nevada, Reno on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, for an exciting afternoon dedicated to robotics exploration and learning. The event schedule is as follows:

- Networking: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

- Presentation and Tour: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Reminder: Children are welcome to attend Tech Wednesday events.

Celebrate National Robotics Week with us as we delve into the world of robotics programs within the charming confines of a renovated historic schoolhouse nestled in downtown Reno. Prepare to be amazed as you step into the University of Nevada, Reno K-12 Robotics Center, housed within the historic Southside Studio. This facility, lovingly restored by the University since 2019, boasts state-of-the-art robotics infrastructure.

During your visit, witness a robotics scrimmage on an official FIRST Robotics Competition half field and gain insights into the innovative programs shaping the next generation of STEM enthusiasts. Student teams have dedicated build areas adjacent to the robotics field, fostering creativity and collaboration.

The vision of the K-12 Robotics Center is to spark curiosity in robotics, computer science, engineering, and automation among young learners. Through engaging extracurricular activities, students not only have fun but also pave the way for future academic and professional success.

Highlights of the tour include:

- Exploring the second floor of the renovated Southside Studio, an iconic schoolhouse.

- Learning about the design and testing of robots.

- Witnessing an exhilarating robotics scrimmage.

- Engaging with peers to promote creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students.

- Getting involved and advocating for robotics programs.

- Enjoying a fun-filled experience for all ages.

The K-12 Robotics Center is situated on the second floor of the Southside Studio at 190 E. Liberty Street in downtown Reno, conveniently located across from the Innevation Center. This transformative initiative, made possible by Tesla, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), and the University of Nevada, Reno, aims to cultivate a thriving ecosystem of STEM education and innovation.

Event Details:


Wednesday, April 10


Networking: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Presentations & Tour: 4:00 - 5:00 pm


UNR K-12 Robotics Center

190 E Liberty St
Reno, Nevada 89501

Ticket Prices:

$20 — NCET members

$30 — General Admission

Parking is available at the Innevation Center, in the Southside Studio parking lot (shared with the Discovery Museum), and street parking. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery and exploration at the UNR K-12 Robotics Center.

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