Robotics Team Enters Competition

Robotics Team Enters Competition
Posted on 02/28/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Robotics Team Enters CompetitionArapahoe Charter School Bobcats are ready to take flight! This year, a team of high schoolers is competing for the first time in the FIRST Robotics Competition!
The FIRST Robotics Competition was founded by entrepreneur and inventor, Dean Kamen, in 1992. It started with a small competition of 28 teams in Manchester, NH. Since then, it has become an international competition, with teams from 11 countries competing, including teams from Israel, Great Britain, Canada, and Brazil. In this program, students are given the opportunity to not only work with engineering mentors but also network with thousands of other students from around the world and obtain scholarships from major engineering colleges across the United States!
As a part of the competition, teams are tasked to build, program, and operate a robot that performs specialized tasks in a tournament setting.  In this year's competition, FIRST STEAMworks, alliances of three robotic teams will build a "flying machine" by delivering gears and "fuel pellets" to selected parts of the arena. The Arapahoe Charter School "Tritons," named for a moon of the planet Jupiter, hope to do well in our two district competitions, March 4-5 in Winterville and March 10-11 in Greensboro. Attendance at FIRST events is free to the public. If you would like to help, please contact Mr. Ray Marks, Lead Mentor, at ray.marks@arapahoecharter.org.