(®) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology) will be joined by public figures to launch the 2013
season of the FIRST(® )Robotics Competition (FRC(®)) with a
worldwide Kickoff event originating from Manchester, N.H.
-- Dean Kamen, President, DEKA Research and Founder, FIRST;
-- Dr. Woodie Flowers, FIRST Executive Advisory Board
Chairman & Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical
Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
-- Walt Havenstein, Chairman, Board of Directors, FIRST; and
-- FIRST students & Special Guests
Accomplished inventor Dean
Kamen founded FIRST in 1989 to inspire an appreciation
of science and technology in young people. The FIRST
Robotics Competition (FRC) is an annual competition that
challenges high-school students - working alongside professional
Mentors - to design and build a robot of their own, and compete in
a 'Sport for the Mind™' that measures the effectiveness of each
robot, the power of teamwork and collaboration, and Gracious
Professionalism®. Students build and program their own
robots against a field of competitors and experience the
excitement of science, engineering, technology, and innovation.
-- 83 Kickoffs in 81 cities worldwide: FIRST teams will
tune in via NASA-TV broadcast and webcast. Access the NASA webcast
-- To locate teams in your area, visit www.usfirst.org
and click on the "What FIRST Teams & Events Are in My
Area " block in the top right corner.
-- For a listing of local Kickoff locations, visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/local-kickoff-information.
2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff
Idaho Falls, ID
Los Angeles, CA
Irving, TX (two events)
FIRST will unveil the details of the new 2013 robotics
competition game after the speaker program. Students on the new
game field take measurements and inspect the challenge in order to
develop strategies for robot construction, and to determine if
they will play offense, defense, or both.
Digital photos of previous FIRST competitions are available
at the FRC
Photo Gallery found at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/marketing-tools/frc/2012-photo-gallery.
-- Post-event photos on January 5th available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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