MOE 365 jumps in to meet new challenge

Here are a few scenes from the FRC team MOE365 meeting last Saturday, January 9 at DuPont’s Chestnut Run work site. Like others around the world, they gathered to view kickoff video from FIRST world headquarters, then jumped in to begin brainstorming potential strategies and robot designs.

  • (Left) MOE students watching a broadcast of the FIRST kickoff, showing Dean Kamen talking with students in Manchester, NH.
  • (Right) MOE students acting out the roles of robots in a simulated match to help the team understand how the game works.


The 2016 challenge has a medieval theme and name: FIRST Stronghold, and the kickoff video spoofed genre films and television shows– complete with catapulted “animals” and tower-climbing robots. Learn more about FRC here or watch the same animation video below.


FSR in the news… 

Two recent articles by Tony Abraham for the technical news site, Delaware, feature members of FSR …

Board president, Peggy Vavalla, who helped bring FIRST  Robotics to Delaware over 15 years ago, talked about her enthusiasm for the program and for the opportunities it offers to kids of all ages. To see the article, click here.

MOE 365 team PR manager, Holly Quinn, spoke about the high school robotics team and the growth of youth robotics competition across the state. To see photos of the team in competition at the recent World Championship, and to read the article, click here.

Panel discussion: Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace

MOE 365 invites local high school students to join DuPont Chief Engineer Karen Fletcher and a panel of women in engineering and other STEM careers to learn what it takes to become an engineer and how engineers at companies like DuPont can make a positive difference on society. The event, called Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace, will be held on Monday, May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Building 730 of DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza campus at 974 Centre Road, Wilmington. Refreshments will be available.


Please RSVP to by May 17 or call 302-695-3590 for more information.