The events are starting for FIRST Robotics teams here in Oregon with a great event "Girls Generation” just over a week away on October 15th. My Catlin Gabel Team 1540 Flaming Chickens are hosting this event at their campus in Portland www.catlin.edu/map. Only girl team members may drive the robots and be in the pits.Teams will be playing using last years competition robots from Stronghold. I hope you will join us at the event and see how much fun it is when engineering, making, programming, and high school kids get together with great results and a lot of fun.
Girls Generation Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
I would encourage everyone interested in becoming involved in FIRST Robotics teams or seeing great teams to attend and see what it is all about and how seriously awesome it is. This is one of those things that I love as both boys and girls get involved learning engineering, programming, teamwork and more. There are other events coming up from Oregon FIRST Robotics including a mentor event and another robot competition with the annual Catlin Gabel hosted BunnyBots.
BunyBots Event Details Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
As you may or may not be aware, Autodesk is a enthusiastic sponsor of many teams with grants, employee volunteers, free Autodesk software and training, and sponsoring events including the big PNW championships as it is such a powerfully positive life changing activity for kids to be involved in. I am encouraging and challenging more Autodesk employees to get involved as it wont only change a kids life but yours as well. I cant tell you how much it has meant to me to be a mentor to a group of amazing kids.
Not in Oregon, don’t worry FIRST Robotics teams and events are global and probably at a school near you. Checkout the FIRST website.
Are your children too young? Most likely not.There are LEGO leagues available so your kids can be involved in FIRST from kindergarten to 12th grade.
This years big FIRST Competition season game will be revealed January 7th, 2017 and a teaser has revealed it will be Steampunk themed game.
Unite Your Crew.
Ready Your Contraption.
Prepare to take flight!
Check out this free article on FIRST Robotics!
#ScienceWorldMag's #STEM story about FIRST Robotics Competition http://bit.ly/2cRkFC6
No more excuses just get out and attend an event or volunteer with your local teams. These amazing young adults are our future generation. To get a little meta on you, this is the future of making the future so get involved.