Be a part of the only sport for the mind!
Do you know how to program software, use a drill, screwdriver, saw, set up electronics? Don’t worry! You will learn these skills and more from skilled mentors from the engineering field right here in your community! While you have fun learning new skills, you will also have the opportunity to earn some of the $80 million in scholarships made available to FIRST participants.
If you are interested in being apart of the Tri County Tech FIRST Robotics Team, please fill out this quick form, and we’ll send you information about the next meeting!
Each year, students work together for months to plan, design, build, and program a 120lb robot from scratch. The robot will compete in contests like soccer, basketball, frisbee, tennis, and more, following a standard set of rules.
“Infinite Recharge” is this year’s Star Wars-themed contest. It will feature two alliances of “droids” that will use power cells and manipulate control panels to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish.
Since 2007, the Tri County Tech Robotics Team students and mentors have been working together starting in September to design and build robots to compete against Oklahoma teams and other states the next spring. FIRST Robotics competitions allow students to work on real-world engineering skills and lead them to STEM careers. FIRST has a proven impact on learning, interest, and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen. Kamen wanted to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. FIRST designs innovative programs to help build confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating students to pursue science, technology, and engineering opportunities. Hosted worldwide and supported by three out of every five Fortune 500 companies, FIRST teams consist of over 91,000 students, 25,000 mentors from 27 countries.
Any Bartlesville High School student enrolled in a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) class or Tri County Tech student is eligible to participate on the Robotics team.