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The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.

Students get to:

checkbox blue  Learn from professional engineers
checkbox blue  Build and compete with a robot of their own design
checkbox blue  Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
checkbox blue  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
checkbox blue  Earn a place in the World Championship
checkbox blue  Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships

 

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