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FRC PRE-SHIP EXPO
Students test out their robots before shipping them off to competition
After a building season of six not-so-long weeks, high school students will be sending their robots off to the pre-ship scrimmage where they will be testing out their robots and accomplishing last minute fixes.
Students, ranging from grades 9 through 12, who are involved with the FIRST Robotics Competition [FRC] Program, will be present at the event. F.I.R.S.T [For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology] Robotics Competition is a program that allows high school students to design and build robots according to a different game every year. The founder of FIRST, Dean Kamen, wants students to be inspired with being science and technology leaders. Through FRC, students are able to build robots according to a different game each year, compete against teams from all over the country, and gain a valuable experience. FRC enables students to spark their own interests as well as inspire many others to become involved as well.
All teams in San Diego and the San Diego County will be attending the Pre-ship scrimmage.
Madison High School
4833 Doliva Drive
San Diego, CA 92117-3299
February, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
Doors open at 8
As a coalition of San Diego FRC teams, Team San Diego plans events the benefit the community as well as the teams in the coalition. The Expo gives teams a chance to share robot tactics, practice the game, and brush up on the game rules. It also gives teams the chance to check out their competition for this year.
[For more information, visit www.usfirst.org]
"Through FIRST, I have been able to build friendships that I am sure will last my entire life."
KATRINA WONG, Midnight Mechanic
Katrina Wong (right) entered the magical world of the Midnight Mechanics as a freshmen in high school. She began her FIRST career as a member of the Community Partnerships department, organizing and facilitating community events. At the Los Angeles Regional, her first regional, she was excited to meet students, like Monica Fernandez (left), who were just as crazy about FIRST as she was. Today, although Monica is off at Purdue University, she still maintains contact with her fellow Midnight Mechanic.
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