Team outreach to DE STEM educators

img_2642Team Rhyme Know Reason participated by providing demonstration and outreach to Delaware educators and business professionals at 2016 DE STEM Council Symposium held at University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall, talking with visitors about their program and their robot design process. FTC students are preparing for their first competition event next weekend in Ambler, PA.

The event is free and open to public. Info here.

More team info on their team Facebook page. 

Scholarship reminder to high school seniors and juniors

Opportunities are out there for millions in scholarships from colleges, universities, and corporations who support FIRST Robotics.

These offer exclusive financial help available only to FIRST team members, giving them a leg up when seeking college funding- whether you plan to attend technical schools or traditional four-year institutions.

  • Most are for use at the specific college or university for example, this year there are eight (8) to Drexel University in Philadelphia, three (3) to Fairleigh-Dickinson in New Jersey, one to Penn State and twenty (20) to Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
  • There are full tuition scholarships, such as to Northeastern or MIT both in Massachusetts.
  • Some can be used at any school, like the ASME Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship FIRST® Scholarship  or the Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship Fund.
  • About 35% of FIRST Scholarships can be used for any course of study, not just engineering, such as Portland State in Oregon or University of Rochester in New York.


Application deadlines vary, but some are as early as December. Be sure to ask your FRC or FTC coach if you need a letter of support.

Learn more about these and MANY others here–


FIRST Tech Challenge Summer Camp

Photo by A. Grossman

FTC robot. Photo by A. Grossman

Calling all students in Grades 7-12!

This summer there will be three one-week camps where you can have fun learning to build and program Tetrix and Mindstorm robots.

You’ll also apply real-world math, science and engineering concepts while working in teams to learn about problem-solving, organization, and collaboration. 

To learn more– Contact Teshenia Hughes at 302.857.6824  

Click here to Register for the Camp

Dates– July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31

Times– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camp location– DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location, Wilmington

Cost– $150/ week