Optikos Senior Mechanical Engineer, Jacob Warren has a long affiliation with FIRST, starting with his participation as a 16-year old student in the first “FIRST” event in Delaware. He has also participated as a mentor and team leader, and this year filled the role of Planning Committee VP for the New England District Championship.
The challenge of this year’s game, “Aerial Assist,” held April 13-14th, was to move two-foot diameter balls into goals at each end of the playing field within the 2.5 minute showdown. It’s a great mix of science and technology and real-world engineering (dubbed a Sport for the Mind(TM)) with a six-week deadline for students to design and build their 100+ lb. robots. Take a look at some of the action.
Congratulations to Amy Comeau of Team 4909 who won the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) NE FIRST Championship Scholarship, and to Alison Hebert of Team 811, winner of the SolidWorks/WPI NE FIRST Scholarship! 22 teams from the District Championship have been invited to attend the World Championship on April 24-26 in St. Louis, MO. Learn more about US FIRST and NE FIRST.