Rose-Hulman is proud to again host the FIRST® Crossroads regional competition

Robots Ready! March 6-8, 2014

Robotic challengers meet the “Aerial Ascent” at Crossroads FIRST® Robotics Competition

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Rose-Hulman is proud to again host the FIRST® Crossroads regional competition. Teams of students, grades 9-12, will descend on Rose-Hulman’s Hulbert Arena March 6-8 to meet the FIRST Robotics challenge at the 2014 Crossroads Regional.

The competition is supported by a strong network of national corporations, educational institutions, and professional institutions, and this year 45 teams are registered for the game Aerial Assist℠.

March 6-8 2014

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is the best union of sport and mind, introducing high school aged innovators to real-world robotics challenges. FRC teams comprised of high school students and a handful of engineer-mentors design and build the robots in six weeks from a common set of parts. Then the students program and remotely control the robots for the competition rounds on the field.

Students come away from FRC able to:

  • visualize and implement basic skills learned in science, math and engineering classrooms
  • achieve structured goals that could be translated to real business solutions
  • learn team cooperation and work with mentors to solve engineering design problems
  • test their skills in a fun, stimulating way

Our dedication to hands-on learning and STEM education makes Rose-Hulman the perfect environment for a campus full of young people excited about robot designs.