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

Parent Association Elections will be on June 6th

There will be no school on Thursday June 8th

Regent week will Start on Tuesday June 13th

There will be no school on Monday June 26th (Eid al-Fitr)

There will be school on Tuesday June 27th.

Last day of school is Wednesday June 28th. (Half day dismissal at 12pm)

Lunch application will be available online July 1st.  Please make sure you submit your child's lunch application during the summer! 
 

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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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