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FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) needs tournament volunteers

July 2014 News

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.

FTC is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for science, technology and discovery in young people and teaches STEM skills and concepts, principles of leadership, and how to work as a team.

The competitions are the result of focused brainstorming, dedicated mentoring, project timelines and team-work. Paired with technical mentors, teams learn from and play with the ‘pros’ to experience engineering problem solving first-hand.

To download the tournament schedule and application form visit http://instrumentation.co.za/+C19009

For more information contact Johannes de Vries, Tshwane University of Technology, devriesj@tut.ac.za





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