What is FIRST Tech Challenge?Teams of students collaborate to build and program a robot that competes on a 12' by 12' field. Each year the challenge is designed to encourage students to think critically and expand their knowledge of the engineering process. FIRST Tech Challenge in MN is part of an international robotics program that includes more than 3,000 teams globally. The registration fee includes 1 Regional Event. If a team chooses to attend or qualifies for other events, additional fees may apply to cover tournament costs.What a team does....The FTC challenge is released at the beginning of September and qualifying events will occur from November through January. Teams will typically meet two to three times per week, designing, building and programming their robot. Another aspect of FTC is the engineering notebook; a tool for teams to document their robot design iterations, programming changes, community outreach, team brainstorming sessions and team meetings. Teams also participate in community outreach and connect with their engineering community. Outreach occurs in many ways, from demoing at the local library to volunteering in a school to demoing at a local company and an infinite number of other possibilities. This team based, hands-on competitive robotics program proved challenging and exciting learning opportunities for young people. It develops teamwork and leadership skills and promotes excitement in science and technology. Visit the FIRST website for more program information.
Registration for FTC will close on Friday, August 31st, 2018 so we can begin to form teams and set practice dates and times. Registrations are not able to be accepted after this date due to deadlines with the FIRST Program.You will be contacted by your volunteer coach with further information. Grades 7/8 FTC will be held at Chaska Middle School East/Chan High SchoolGrades 9-12 FTC will be held at Chan High SchoolSeason Outline:Registration Deadline: August 31stFTC 2018/19 ChallengeFTC 2018/19 Tournament Dates***Registration fee includes 1 Regional Tournament. If a team chooses to attend or qualifies for other events, additional fees may apply to cover costs.