It was a good year in FIRST Robotics

I have been very busy this past year with FIRST.  The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills.

In addition to looking after the FIRST BC website, I’ve been volunteering at FIRST events and supporting team FIX IT 3491.

The big news is that FIX IT won the Inspire Award at the Houston FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston Texas.

Team FIX IT 3491 winning the Inspire Award in Houston

But there was so much that happened before that.

I volunteered as Robot Inspector and Control System Adviser at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) West Super-Regional Championship in Tacoma Washington.

Getting close to the action at the FTC West Super-Regional

I supported the FIX IT team at an outreach event at VIATEC’s Discover Tectoria 2017.

FIRST outreach at Discover Tectoria 2017

I was the Field Technical Adviser at the BC FIRST Tech Challenge Championship.

BC FIRST Tech Challenge Championship at the University of Victoria.

I was a Field Technical Adviser at the Alberta FIRST Tech Challenge Championship.

Alberta FIRST Tech Challenge Championship in Edmonton

I supported the FTC demonstration at the BC First LEGO League Championship in Victoria.

FTC demonstration at the BC FLL Championship, St. Margaret’s School, Victoria

I volunteered at the BC FIRST Tech Challenge Scrimmage.

BC FTC Scrimmage at UVIC

I volunteered as a Field Technical Adviser at two Washington State FTC league events.

Washington state Knuth League event in Arlington

I volunteered at the BC FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff event

BC FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff Event at UVIC