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FIRST Robotics Competition coming to New Albany High School

FIRST Robotics Competition, a new after school program is now forming at New Albany High School for students in grades 9-12. 

This innovative program dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™(FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get. Professional Mentors volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.

Students get to:

  • Work alongside professional engineers.
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software.
  • Develop design, project management, programming, teamwork, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Earn a place in the Championship.
  • Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships.

An organizational meeting will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 pm in the High School Fab Lab.

Parent/Community Mentors Needed!
This program is not possible without mentors. If you have time to help guide and inspire students, please consider attending the meeting to learn more about the program. Mentors are needed in all areas including, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering, computer programming, fundraising, marketing, travel and design

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