Our team has recently participated in one of the most popular FTC events; “2017 Indiana FIRST Forums”. This event provides a vibrant atmosphere for learning, training, and discussion, and gets everyone geared up for a successful year of FIRST! The event started at 8:00 AM and concluded at 4:00 PM. It was beneficial especially for the rookie teams but our school’s team learned a lot from professional judges of the competition in the Q&A sessions. Our rookie members also gained more knowledge about building, 3D design, fundraising opportunities, and programming. Students also experienced the college life by participating in a college tour for an hour. We also have visited the library and some technology classes at Purdue University. In short, students enjoyed it a lot and our goal for next year is to participate in the event as speakers! Our robotics members would like to spread the word of a STEM to those who are in need and they want to share their experience with those who are new to the FIRST community and to the field of robotics.
I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 7 years coming up on 8. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would also like to minor in Artifical Intelligence.