Palouse Area FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, September 3


Regional FIRST Robotics Season Kick-off Event
September 9, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 P.M.
SEL Event Center
1825 Schweitzer Drive
Pullman, WA

What’s at the Kick-off?
• ROBOTS!!!
• Information about the FLL and FTC programs
• Opportunities to network and make connections with other teams
• Opportunities to meet other youth and form teams
• Reveal the games and provide overview of the rules

Who Can Go?
Everyone and anyone. The event is open and free to the general public thanks to the generosity of the Schweitzer Engineering Labs Event Center. The featured robotics programs are geared toward youth ages 9-18, but opportunities are also available for adults as coaches, mentors, and event volunteers.

What is FLL?
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) introduces young people, ages 9 to 16 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable employment and life skills. FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Alongside adult Mentors, FLL teams solve problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques, and robots.

What is FTC?
FIRST® Tech 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.

For more information about the FIRST Robotics Kick Off Event, contact Will Boyd, wboyd@uidaho.edu, 208.885.6299 or Janet Schmidt, schmidtj@wsu.edu, 509.397.6290.


Attend one of our six FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Events throughout the state to learn more about FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. For more information visit: http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/4h/robotics