This Saturday marks the official kick-off of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Over the next six weeks, more than 1,500 teams made up of over 37,000 high-school students and numerous mentors will accept a challenge to build a robot using a common kit of parts and set of rules.
The competition helps students discover the rewarding fields of science, technology, engineering and math. According to a recent, independent survey posted on the competition Web site, FIRST students are more than three times as likely to major specifically in engineering and more than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology.
Good luck to the following teams sponsored and / or supported by Micron in 2008:
- Team Tator, Dehryl Dennis Professional Technical Center, serves Boise, Meridian, Kuna school districts, as well as private schools, in Idaho.
- Bullbots, Mountain View High School, Meridian, Idaho.
- NASKO, serves Nampa, Skyview and Columbia High Schools in Nampa, Idaho.
- Robocats, Battlefield High School, Haymarket, Va.
- Team 2068 Metal Jackets, Osbourn Park High School, Manassas, Va.
- Aquila Squadron, Osbourn High School, Manassas, Va.
Interested in participating in one of the Idaho kick-offs? Join students, parents, mentors and Micron at the 2008 Treasure Valley FIRST Kick-off Event, Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 a.m. at the Boise State University Micron Engineering Center.