As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public SchoolsÂ High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robotÂ in six Weeks. These robots will be used to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) starting in early March. Known as â€œSport for the Mindâ€,Â FIRSTÂ teams-up with Disney to create and release a game that requires students to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to Compete. The High Schools â€“ Highline, Mount Rainier, Raisbeck Aviation and Technology Engineering & Communications (TEC) â€“ are each building a robot that will compete in a Game called â€œFIRST Steamworks.â€ Â The object of the game that the robots must compete is reflected in the Game Animation attached below. Each of these Teams will be competing in 2 District Events starting in early March in hopes to receive enough points to compete in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Championship (includes Washington and Oregon Teams) in mid-April.Â Currently there are 155 Teams between the 2 states competing and only 64 will qualify to compete at the PNW Championship. Here is the Kick-off Video from FIRST that the students saw to start their robot design and build: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiNmJW7enI&t=123s[/embed] If you would like to know more about these High School Robotics Teams, please visit their Team Websites listed Below.
- Highline High School:Â www.first3574.org
- Mount Rainier High School: Webpage in-work at time of publishing
- Raisbeck Aviation High School:Â www.skunkworks1983.com
- Technology Engineering & Communications (TEC):Â https://www.facebook.com/FIRST-FRC-Team-Panda-Machine-2942-225679620848324/