What: FIRST Robotics Competition Training for Mentors and Coaches
Teach kids robotics! A day of training for coaches and mentors for beginning First Robotics teams.
Where: UVM FabLab, Votey Building UVM Campus in Burlington
When: Friday, August 9, 2013
To sign up:
Please sign up in advance by contacting Doug Webster at Doug.Webster@state.vt.us
What is FIRST?
The varsity Sport for the Mind, FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Students get to:
- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot of their own design
- Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Earn a place in the World Championship
- Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships
For more information about FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST at UVM
FIRST official website