FIRST Robotics – Newbury Park High School Robotics Team

Team Photo 2014On Wednesday, 14 May 2014, the Newbury Park High School Robotics Club returns to discuss their recent participation in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Abstract

FIRST is the largest national robotics competitions of its kind at the high school level.  Students have only six weeks to design, build, program, and test a robot to perform against a field of competitors.  The game, the rules and the robot specifications are different every year.  This year, the game was Aerial Assist.  Aerial Assist is played by two competing alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2.5 minute match.

In this competition, students get to:
Work alongside mentors who volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.
Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware.
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments.
Earn a chance to compete in the World Championship.
Qualify for over $19 million in college scholarships.

We will hear a short presentation in the lecture hall, followed (weather permitting) by an extended demonstration and Q&A outside.  This is an excellent opportunity to get kids interested in science and engineering.

Meeting Info

Registration:  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Please register to attend.  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/25985

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center
California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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