RARITAN VALLEY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE IS COMING TO BRIDGEWATER COMMONS!

October 1-2, 2022


This free event is for all ages in the community with a focus on K-12 students to inspire and energize them to not only think big but to develop the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills needed to become tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.


The weekend will be action-packed with activities throughout two levels of the Bridgewater Commons.


RVSTS is hosted by four area FIRST Robotics Competition High School Teams.

Raritan Valley Robot Rumble

(Center Court)

Come watch up to 24 high school FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams play RAPID REACT™ in the center court of the mall! Meet our teams, see their workspace and get an up close view of their robots!


The game is played by two alliances, with each team controlling a large-scale robot designed and built by the teams.


The object of RAPID REACT™is to score points by shooting inflatable balls known as Cargo into a central hub and toward the end of each match, teams maneuver their 125 lb. robot to suspend untethered. The higher the climb--the more points for the alliance!

Participate as a FRC team


FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams

(Lower Level by Williams Sonoma)

FIRST LEGOLeague Teams (4th - 8th Grade) will join the festivities as they build and practice for the 2022-23 game FIRST ENERGIZE℠ Watch as teams reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward.


To empower young people to be leaders and innovators, this year’s energy theme addresses global challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #7 -- focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

Come visit these young leaders as they design LEGO Robots to solve emulate solving real-world problems.

FLL Team Interest Form



Interactive STEM Activities

(Second Level in the Community Hub)

Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase's Community Hub is great for kids of all ages to stop by and learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). From fun presentations to engaging activities, the Community Hub is the perfect place to participate in some friendly competition, learn, and have fun! Please take a look at our schedule to see what you might be interested in.

Full schedule of STEM activities

Coming soon!



STEM Fair Exhibitors

(Second Level Hallway between Center Court and Bloomingdales)

Learn About STEM

Come meet local scientists, organizations, schools, and companies that are focused on science, technology, engineering, or math.


College & Career Fair

(Store next to escalators outside of Bloomingdales)

Participation from colleges across the tri-state area, the U.S. Armed Services, and more!

Sensory-Friendly STEM Activities

(Lower level)

We understand that crowds, noisy robot competitions and activities with large groups do not work for every child. We will have a quiet store space, located on the lower level, with Sensory-Friendly STEM Activities available for independent exploration with open space to just chill for a few quiet moments.

Drive a Robot!

Join us behind the staircase opposite the Apple Store and drive one of our robots!


Robot Driving.mp4