2006 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Events

Posted on March 30, 2006  Comments (1)

2006 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Events in Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and more 30 March – 1 April.

Competition events are, in the words of our teams, “full of passion, excitement, joy, and sorrow…the thrill of success and the agony of defeat.” The FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 33 regional events and the Championship.

Boston FIRST Robotics Event by Computer Science Teacher

I was amazed at how much interest in engineering and science FIRST generated. A lot of students were inspired to look at area of education that they had never ever thought about before.

One of the things I noticed this year was that the number of girls involved in FIRST continues to climb. At the Boston event three of the 44 teams were all girls. All of the teams seemed to have significant numbers of girls. People at FIRST say that there are upwards of 30% girls in the program. That could be better of course but it is growing.

I highly recommend you drop in on one. FIRST has to be seen to really be understood.

Students at FIRST Robotics competition

See previous post: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)

One Response to “2006 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Events”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » UK Young Engineers Competitions
    April 5th, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    Young Engineers is a organization in the United Kingdom that supports engineering events and competitions. Established in 1984, in 2005 there were 1,100 active clubs with over 18,000 club members (36% female).

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