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.

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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

We have finalized our Open House schedule for prospective incoming 9th graders (2018-2019). In addition to meeting us at the upcoming high school fairs, register now for an information session:  RSVP

Welcome back to a new school year!  School starts for students on Thursday, 9/7 at 8:49am. Based on last year's votes, the schedule for students has changed slightly this year.  School hours are 8:49am-3:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students are in school from 8:49am-2:20pm.  Students will be dismissed at 2:20 on Thursday, 9/7.  Friday will run on a "Monday" class schedule.  Students will follow their Monday schedules on Friday, 9/8.  Please e-mail Sara Mohamed (smohamed@energytechhs.org) with questions.  LaGuardia classes start this week - please contact Kat Papatheodorou (apapat@lagcc.cuny.edu) with any questions about college classes. Student schedules are live in PupilPath, will be available on the first day of school, and you can report any errors or questions to us here:  https://goo.gl/forms/yCQ2N9yYe1AR88MF2

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