FIRST @ UVM : University of Vermont

University of Vermont

CEMS - The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Kick Off

Open to FIRST teams and anyone interested in learning more about the program.


Saturday, September 6, 2014
11am - 1pm
Billings Lecture Hall, UVM

Free parking in the Votey Lot (behind Billings and Ira Allen Chapel)

At noon, join us and FTC teams from around the U.S. for the kick off broadcast “Reveal” of the 2015 challenge!


FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

This is just the beginning! More robotics and FIRST events in Vermont

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