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FIRST Robotics NE District Competition

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

FIRST Robotics is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization founded by WPI alumnus Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The FRC engages high school students through an intense robotics competition centered on a common theme, which changes each year.

 This year’s challenge is called FIRST Steamworks, and “invites two adventure clubs from an era in which technology relied on steam power to prepare their airships for the ultimate long distance race.” The challenge, along with its software, was released to all teams simultaneously on January 7.  The teams, composed of high school students and their technical mentors, had just six weeks to build a robot to compete in the challenge.