Meet the Pandas:

The Tuxedo Pandas are based in Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Virginia. We are students in 7th- 11th grade Montgomery County Public Schools.  We meet regularly to build robots and promote STEM throughout the New River Valley.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) 
Tech Challenge is a global robotics program for middle and high school students.  Experience the power, excitement and fun of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with hands-on, minds-on activities - all with robots!

Tuxedo Pandas are a program of the New River Robotics Association, an approved non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered to promote STEM through the use of robotics and engineering outreach in the New River Valley of Virginia.

The Challenge is on!

Current Panda Projects:

CRC Challenge: We've designed this challenge for a way to say thank you to the Corporate Research Center for providing our space and for promoting teamwork within the companies. With a small lego robot, teams will be performing a variety of missions all themed around the aspects of the companies in the CRC. There is still time to start your team!!

CRC Challenge will take place during the CRC Picnic, August 14th.

WDBJ7 News

The Pandas ARE GOING TO CHINA!!!We have been invited by China FIRST to be FIRST ambassadors at the World Robotics Conference in Beijing, China, November 23-25. 

The FIRST Sponsors Campaign: To engage, motivate and inspire tomorrow's leaders, Start a Team today!

Panda-for-a-Day Program: Check out our Calendar, you are welcome to join us and work on our special projects, during our regular meeting (look for "Panda-for-a-day").