RARITAN VALLEY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE 

BRIDGEWATER COMMONS

Save the Date!

September 28 - 29, 2024

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 seven area FIRST® Robotics Competition High School Teams.

Raritan Valley Robot Rumble

(Center Court)

Come watch up to 21 high school FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams play CHARGED UP™ 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.  

 

Saturday: 12 Noon - 6pm

Sunday: 12 Noon - 5pm

Interested in being an Exhibitor

Click here to learn more

  FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Teams

(Near Bloomingdales)


FIRST® Tech Challenge of New Jersey team members will be bringing their robots and excitement to the event. Teams will be building and practicing for the 2023-24 game, FIRST® CENTERSTAGE℠ . See teams enhancing their robot design in the “Pit Area” and playing the official game on a 12’ x 12’ field. 

The area will also include a FIRST® FREIGHT FRENZY℠ exhibit which will serve to demonstrate the 2021-2022 game and serve as a Driving Zone for young guests. Area visitors can also drive one of our “jersey-bots” around a 16’ x 16’ “FTC Racetrack”, among other fun activities.  

All are invited to meet our team members, enjoy the amusements, and learn about the FIRST® Tech Challenge Program for 7th - 12th Grade students. 

Large Robot Driving Experience 

(Near Bloomingdales)

Meet our FIRST® Robotics Competition teams and  take one of the robots for a test drive.

Fizz, Bang, BOOM

(Opposite Apple Store)

Sunday Only @ 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Learning starts with wonder and once you ask WHY a world of possibilities opens up.  Science doesn't belong just in a book, it's EVERYWHERE. During the show, kids think critically and experiment in real-time, making lasting memories and learning to explore the world around them by asking "WHY?".  Join us as we learn about the changing states of matter, pressure, chemical reactions, motion, and an examination of what makes a true scientist.

(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. 


STEAM Station

STEAM Station Activities

(Lower Level)

Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase's STEAM Station is great for kids of all ages to stop by and learn more about Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math (STEAM). From fun presentations to engaging activities, the STEAM Station 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.




LEGO Lane

(Lower Level by Soma)

Experience the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward from last year's game  FIRST ENERGIZE℠.  Meet teams and interact with the field elements. 

Free Build - Love LEGO?  Grab a spot at the Lego table and let your imagination run wild.

Race LEGO Robots - Our tinkerers have been hard at work to adapt FIRST LEGO Leauge  robots for a little friendly competition.


Register to Participate as a FLL Team

Quiet Exploration

(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 STEAM Activities available for independent exploration with open space to just chill for a few quiet moments.

Meet Spot

(Opposite Apple Store)

Saturday Noon-6

Sunday Noon - 1 & 4-5pm

Step into the future of robotics and innovation as you encounter Spot, the incredible quadruped robot developed by Boston Dynamics, at the highly anticipated RVSTS! Spot is not just a machine; it's a cutting-edge marvel that seamlessly blends advanced technology with real-world applications.


Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a robotics expert, or simply curious about the future, Spot's presence promises an unforgettable experience. Witness firsthand how this robot is revolutionizing industries such as automation, exploration, and beyond.



Missed RVSTS 2022?


No need to panic; let's catch you up on what you missed.

If you're interested in watching the FRC Games, Click Here.

FRC Team 41
Warren, NJ

FRC Team 56
Bound Brook, NJ

FRC Team 75
Hillsborough, NJ

FRC Team 102
Somerville, NJ

FRC Team 1257
Scotch Plains, NJ

FRC Team 3637
Hunterdon, NJ

FRC 9116
North Plainfield, NJ