Duel on the Delaware volunteer award goes to Carol Perrotto

Carol Perrotto (center) presented award by Rosanne Danner, FRC 316 and John Larock, FRC 365

Carol Perrotto (center) presented award by Rosanne Danner, FRC 316 and John Larock, FRC 365


Highlights from this year’s Duel on the Delaware October 17, 2015 at Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ.

  • 34 FRC (FIRST Robotic Challenge) teams from the mid-Atlantic region competed in an annual off- season event
  • 20+ FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) teams attended a day of workshops and informal scrimmages
  • Over 11,000 pounds of books collected for annual book drive to support local charity, Success Won’t Wait
  • The Mike Wade Duel Master Volunteer Award was presented to Carol Perrotto, a founding member of MOE Booster organization, a Mid Atlantic Robotics and First State Robotics board member, and an FRC head referee at both regional and international levels.
  • See more photos and news items in Technical.ly Delaware and at NJ.com


 2015 Duel on the Delaware

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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.)

2015 FIRST Future Innovator Challenge

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!