2022 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Kickoff Hosted By RPI

Posted January 27, 2022
First Robotics RPI Team
On January 8, 2022, RPI hosted the virtual announcement of the new FRC game, in ECAV.

In the annual FIRST Robotics Competition, teams of high school students will spend several weeks designing and building a robot to address a specific challenge. This year's challenge focuses on transportation with the goal to "reimagine the future of safe, high-speed travel, and lightning-fast deliveries to propel the next evolution of transportation forward."

Traditionally hundreds of high school students would gather in the DCC to watch the announcement of the new FRC game, however, due to the pandemic, teams participated virtually by watching a webcast. A team representative was able to pick up important materials that they need for the challenge at ECAV. 

This event was led by ECSE Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE), Paul Schoch and was assisted by volunteers from the ECSE Graduate Student Council, Lauren Brady and John Higham.