FIRST Robotics

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ABOUT FIRST

The varsity Sport for the Mind™, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, students teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional and college mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

FIRST Robotics Competition

 

KICKOFF, BUILD SEASON, AND COMPETITION

At the kickoff event each year, a new challenge and game manual are announced to teams all over the world. Each team is provided a kit of parts with necessary components to a rolling, remote controlled chassis. At this point the students brainstorm the mechanism necessary to complete the task for a given year. Based on their interests and skill set, they are then broken into teams: mechanical, software/programming, electronics, marketing.

Download 2017 Game Information

The kickoff event marks the beginning of the 6-week build season in which our team meets formally on Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 pm, and Saturdays from 9-1 pm. Different groups may spend longer hours or meet on additional days depending on their progress. It is not unusual to find students in the lab as late as 8 pm or during school vacations! For more information about our program, please contact Mr. Soares at lsoares@energytechhs.org, Mr. Petrocelli at lpetrocelli@energytechhs.org, Mr. Morris at dmorris@energytechhs.org, or Mr. Rogerson at mrogerson@energytechhs.org

 

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FIRST Robotics Competition

NYC Regional

Announcements

Geometry tutoring for the regent will start on July 31st at Energy Tech from 12pm - 3pm. To sign your child up, contact Ms. Mohamed (smohamed@energtechhhs.org)

Chemistry tutoring for the regent will start on July 31st at Academy of American Studies from 10am - 12pm.  To sign your child up, contact Ms. Mohamed (smohamed@energtechhhs.org)

New student orientation for families will be on August 2nd at LaGuardia Commuinty College in the Little Theater from 5pm - 7pm.  Please RSVP by July 31st

New student orientation for only student will be on August 3rd at LaGuardia Community College in the Little Theater from 10am - 2pm.  Please RSVP by July 31st

SAT prep will start Monday August 28th - Thursday August 31st at Energy Tech high School from 9am - 12pm. To sign your child up, contact Ms. Mohamed (smohamed@energtechhhs.org)

Lunch applications are available, click here to submit your child's lunch application 
 

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School Dress Code 
Energy Tech High School Parents Association (ETHSPA) will be selling Energy Tech t-shirts this year. All incoming students will be issued one shirt free of cost during the first few weeks of school. Please contact Ms. Mohamed for more info.

 

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