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Friday, April 25

Opening ceremony       
9:05 a.m.

Cal U Arena ribbon
cutting ceremony

9:30– 9:35 a.m.
Morning bouts 9:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch break 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Afternoon bouts 1:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Special sessions:

8-11:30 p.m. — “The Resurgence of Manufacturing in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” presented by SWPA BotsIQ in conjunction with Catalyst Connection, Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Association, SMC Business Councils and New Century Careers. Includes Legislative Manufacturing Forum with U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle and Tim Murphy. Free admission; register here.

3 p.m. —  “What Does It Take to Participate?” hosted by SWPA BotsIQ. Learn how your high school can get involved with the BotsIQ program. Free admission. 

Saturday, April 26

Opening ceremony       
8:45 a.m.
Morning bouts* 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch break 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Afternoon bouts

1:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Championship bout 5:45 p.m.
Awards presentation 6 p.m.

*10:30 a.m. – Remarks by Interim University President Geraldine M. Jones

Special session:

11–11:45 a.m. — “What’s Next? Exploring Pathways from BotsIQ to a Rewarding Career,” presented by SWPA BotsIQ. Parents are invited to a panel presentation exploring routes to rewarding, high-tech careers in manufacturing. Free admission.