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5th Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition

The fifth annual Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC), presented by UTC Aerospace Systems and Woodward, will be featuring 36 teams from the Midwest and will offer a number of monetary prizes/offerings. This year's event will be offering four $1000 scholarships, offered by R2OC and Rock Valley College, as well as $7000 in grant funding offered by R2OC and FIRST Roboticcs to support long-term growth and health in the local robotics communities.

“For five years, Rock Valley College has been a key partner of R2OC, and it is only fitting that the RVC Foundation has offered further scholarship opportunity for participating kids. R2OC has been fortunate to have received such great support from our community’s educational and corporate base, and that has been integral in building a nonprofit organization that can give back in so many ways.” - Chris Magee, R2OC Co-Chair

Starting at 8:45am on July 29, 2017, this showcase will feature 36 teams—totaling over 700 individual participants—for over eight hours of competition. This year's event is projected to entertain over 2000 spectators from Illinois and surrounding states.

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) to proud to be sponsoring the trophies for this exciting competition. Read more at the Rock River Times in the article "UTC, Woodward Present Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition."