The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition targeted toward students in grades 9-12 (aged 14-18).
FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year, and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams — including coaches, mentors, and volunteers — are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition, as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students Get To:
Panhandle Plains FTC Championship
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Lubbock High School Dining Hall, Lubbock, Texas
Practice matches begin 8:00 a.m.
Event Kickoff 1:05 p.m.
Opening Ceremony 1:15 p.m.
Qualifying matches begin 3:45 p.m.
Elimination matches begin 5:30 p.m.
Awards and Closing Ceremony
For more information on the game, click here.
Great news – North America partners will be given one grant to award to a rookie team who is ready to join FIRST Tech Challenge but funding may be holding them back.Grant details:
Private, corporate, and industry support is encouraged to advance this activity across the western half of the State of Texas. For information on supporting the FIRST Tech Challenge, contact Alan Barhorst (see contact information below).
For more information regarding funding for first and second-year teams, click here.
For more information on the Lubbock FTC events, contact:
Alan A. Barhorst, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1021
2017-2018 Program Sponsor
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