In two action-packed robotic events this October 17, robots are coming to the Davidow Fieldhouse at Salem Community College in Carneys Point Township, New Jersey.
At the Duel on the Delaware, an off-season FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) competition, over 30 teams of high school students from the mid-Atlantic area go head to head in one more opportunity to play last season’s game. The annual event, co-hosted by FSR team, MOE 365 and FRC 316, the Lunatecs kicks off at 8:45 am and goes till 5 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
At the Duel on the Delaware FTC Scrimmage, more than 20 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from around the region will mark the opening of 2015-16 season and participate in robotics workshops and an informal scrimmage jointly sponsored by Diamond State FTC, New Jersey FTC and Pennsylvania FTC. The middle school and high school- aged students are challenged each September to design and build robots for a brand new game. (New game release date September 12- info here.)
Our teams work like crazy to solve engineering and design challenges and in the process apply science, math, coding, and communication skills. Colleges and universities recognize the potential in our students and their work. Millions of dollars of scholarships are available each year…to learn about some of the 2015 scholarships, click here.
Another special opportunity for students to demonstrate excellence in innovation begins this month. FRC and FTC students can participate in the drive to address some of the grand engineering challenges– clean water, reliable, useful data in healthcare, and more.
The Abbott Fund is sponsoring the FIRST Future Innovators Award. The 2015 competition launches May 12 with submission deadline of October 30, 2015. Top prize is a $5000 cash award, and two runners-up will win $2500 each. To learn more… Visit usfirst.org.
FSR invites all members of Delaware teams to apply their skills to something much bigger and help make the world a better place! Go teams!