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Roanoke College invites applications for FIRST® RCROBOTS Fellows. Fellows will join RCROBOTS (Roanoke College Robotics Outreach Builds Opportunities Through Service), working to bring STEM and robotics learning opportunities to youth throughout the Roanoke Valley. Fellows may coach, mentor, volunteer, promote, organize, or lead in a variety of robotics opportunities, fitting each student’s individual interests. Students of all majors and career goals are welcome. An enthusiasm for working with kids and playing with robots is the “major” requirement!
Roanoke College supports the FIRST® mission to inspire young people to be future science and technology leaders, to build STEM skills, and to develop confidence, communication, and teamwork skills. As a FIRST® alum, you have already benefited from these opportunities. RCROBOTS is your opportunity to continue your own FIRST® journey through your college career, bringing opportunities in robotics and STEM to children throughout the Roanoke Valley.
The FIRST Fellows program provides a $1,000 per year renewable fellowship to all students selected. Twelve fellowships are available for students beginning at Roanoke College in Fall 2020.
To be eligible to apply for this fellowship, you must:
Submit applications on this page:
Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, January 15th.
Want to get paid to help kids build robots?
No experience necessary
FIRST Chesapeake Robotics, a 20 year old STEM education-based non-profit, is seeking part-time contractors to work with specific middle school FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Richmond City Public Schools. This position requires between 12 and 16 hours of afternoon on-site classroom instruction per week Mon-Thurs. Hours can be structured to fit most schedules. Additional hours are available, if desired. FIRST Chesapeake is willing to coordinate these hours with university career services for possible internship credit for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position reports directly to the Sustainability Project Manager.
Pay scale: Pay is set at $22.00/hr.
For more information, requirements, and the application click here.
The GW Community School and Coyote Robotics announce their 8th Annual Pre-States Scrimmage, to be held Monday, Feb 17 (Presidents Day Holiday). Come to our school at 9001 Braddock Rd, Ste. 111, Springfield, VA between 1:00PM and 4:00PM.
You will have space to work on your robot and can use our tools and supplies if needed. We will have a full field set up so you can test and adjust your Autonomous routines and can practice your TeleOp. If we have enough teams with working robots who want to scrimmage, we can run matches also. This will be a good chance to test and practice less than a week before the State Championships on Feb. 22nd .
We will have Certified Robot Inspector(s) and Referee(s), as well as a sizing box. You can see if your robot is ready to pass the inspections. You can ask questions about the game play and rules.
There will be no charge. We can probably accommodate up to 10 teams. Please email Gary Lindner at if you are interested in coming. Even if you are not going to states, you can still come and get a chance to compete your robot again without worrying about Judges, Displays and Notebooks.
PLEASE NOTE the due dates for payments- Teams may mail a check (must arrive by Weds 1/8) or pay by credit card (link will be online Monday 1/6).