FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources and time limits, teams are comprised of 4 or more students and are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand", work on team building 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.
Our FIRST Robotics Team has their season kickoff event in January at the University of Portland. At the kickoff, a new game and playing field were unveiled and teams received their kickoff kits. Under the direction of Rod Nelson, our Robotics Coach, and working with adult mentors from our community, our students will have six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robot to meet the season’s engineering challenge. Once our team builds their robot, they will participate in Regional and District events that measure the effectiveness of their robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of our students. We wish our Robotics team a successful season.
For more information on the FIRST Robotics season, please visit: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season