STEM in 30 is an interactive classroom program consisting of 30-minute webcasts that engage middle school students in STEM topics ranging from WWI airplanes to rovers on Mars.
Their first episode of the season, "Robotics: FIRST There Were People, Then There Were Machines," features FIRST teams from both FIRST Chesapeake and Virginia Washington DC FIRST LEGO League!
This episode will be available for viewing beginning Thursday September 13th at 11 am. https://airandspace.si.edu/connect/stem-30
Thank you VA-DC FLL for your assistance in the filming of this episode.
The 2018 FIRST Tech Challenge Workshop Presentation folders are now available to teams. They can also be found on the FTC Kick Off and Workshops Sponsored by ECPI University webpage.
Blocky Programming: https://drive.google.com/open?
OnBot Java Tutorial by Absolute Zero: https://drive.google.com/open?
Session 3 Authonomous Block Programming: https://drive.google.com/open?
This season FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff and Workshops sponsor ECPI has generously made their technology available for teams to share several of the presentations in an online format. Teams who are unable to attend in person are able to watch the sessions listed below. We are excited to be able to offer this to our teams and welcome your feedback as to what we can do to provide more resources like this to teams in the future.
FTC Welcome - https://ecpi.zoom.us/j/783847487
10:30am Diversity in FIRST - https://ecpi.zoom.us/j/261716854
12:30pm Programming Java – https://ecpi.zoom.us/j/541102210
2:00pm Fundraising and Sustainability - https://ecpi.zoom.us/j/873737587
3:30pm World Championship Inspire Team Round Table - https://ecpi.zoom.us/j/726673559
For descriptions of the workshop sessions, click here.
For workshop schedule, click here.
Can't make it to a FIRST Tech Challenge kickoff event? Make your own! Grab your #STEMsquad and watch Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires for the live game reveal. Show starts Saturday September 8th at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Watch the FIRST Chesapeake blog for more information later this week about Saturday's events!
The September 8th 2018 FTC Kickoff and Workshops Sponsored by ECPI University is rapidly approaching! Here are a few updates:
FIRST Robotics Competition Meet the Field is moving to a Virtual Platform in 2019!
FIRST Headquarters just announced that they will be providing virtual fields to all teams immediately following the FRC 2019 Kick Off. Virtual fields have been available in the past, but this year FIRST is working on different applications that can be used on everything from a common smart phone to a high end headset. This natural evolution and enhancement of the FRC program will keep our teams up to date using the latest technology.
FIRST Chesapeake would like to thank our most recent Meet the Field sponsors, Showbest Fixtures and Synalloy, for their considerable contributions of talent and resources over the years. We are grateful for their support and thank them for bringing this tremendous resource to our teams. We are looking forward to exploring new ways that we can continue to partner with our sponsors to build tomorrow's technology leaders.