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Illinois Tech School of Applied Technology hosts the kick-off of the FIRST Robotics Competition

Group at FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology and is called “the ultimate Sport for the Mind”. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

According to the FIRST Robotics website “Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship”.

Special thanks to all of the volunteers and participants!

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Picture of FIRST Robotics Students at Illinois Tech

Picture of FIRST Robotics Volunteers at Illinois Tech

Competition Speaker