First Robotics Competition Mentoring

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My new employer supports employees becoming mentors in the First Robotics Competition. FRC is a program that pairs a team of high school students with parents, teachers, volunteers, and local professionals in science, engineering, business, and manufacturing. The purpose of First is to inspire students’ interest in science, business, and their core value–Gracious Professionalism.

FIRST can explain itself better than I can:
First Robotics Competition

I’m mentoring with Center High School‘s Robojackets–FRC team 1827.

We are going on three weeks into the six week build season. Our coach has been a dynamo in scheduling meetings around the heavy snow that has been closing the school. We could certainly be further along, but I’m proud of the progress we have made. I don’t think it is too much to say that I may be hooked on this experience. I am already thinking of ways to get involved much earlier next year.

If building robots with high school students with the ulterior motive of developing their future interests and setting them up for some attractive scholarships sounds good to you. Look into FIRST! Be warned, it is a massive time sink.

Here is the game which our robot(s) will be competing in this year–Logomotion.

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4 Responses to “First Robotics Competition Mentoring”

  1. maureen Says:

    ‘Atta boy.

  2. maureen Says:

    Whoa and crazy new blog header! Nice one. What is that thing?

  3. toby Says:

    It is an animal that runs on sunlight!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysia_chlorotica

  4. michelle Says:

    so cool!

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