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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
(®) (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.
-- The 2013 season will include an estimated 2,550 teams (nearly
51,000 high-school students) participating in 77 Regional and
District events. All teams, grades 9-12, will be shown the 2013
robotics game field and challenge for the first time and will
receive an exciting, new Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries,
a control system, and a mix of automation components – but no
-- Teams will have six weeks to design and build robots to meet this
year’s engineering challenge.
Dignitaries and public figures will deliver remarks on video and in
person, including (in order of appearance):
-- Dean Kamen, President, DEKA Research and Founder, FIRST;
-- Margaret Wood Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire;
-- 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.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 –
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Local Remarks (LIVE
Manchester, NH only)
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, NASA Broadcast
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), 2500 North River Road,
2013 FIRST Robotics CompetitionKickoff
Benton Harbor, MI
Drexel Hill, PA
El Paso, TX
Grand Rapids, MI
Idaho Falls, ID
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Irving, TX (two events)
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Orlando, FL (two events)
Palm Desert, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Jose, CA
Stennis Space Center, MS
St Cloud, MN
St. Louis, MO
Stony Brook, NY
Traverse City, MI
West Lafayette, IN
West Valley City, UT
Kickoff Wilton Manors, FL
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.
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