21-Mar - 23-Mar-2013
UC Davis ARC Pavilion
FIRST Robotics Competition
“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
THE NEW COOL: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts
“Outstanding…THE NEW COOL is a book that will make you feel good about America’s ability to innovate solutions to its most pervasive problems. If you’re sick of hearing about our impending doom, read this, and meet a generation of kids who could change not just the nation but the world. THE NEW COOL is, on its simplest level, the story of a robotics competition—but once you realize the immensity of what’s at stake, you’ll be as nervously anticipatory as the competitors themselves. Neal Bascomb has penned an indelible portrait of a team on a mission that may ultimately be reckoned one of the defining books of the decade.”
—Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST [Click here to find out more information]
Call for Event Volunteers!!
The Sacramento-UC Davis Competition, like all other FIRST Competitions, is run entirely by volunteers during the 3 days of the event.
Typically 60 volunteers contribute blocks of 3 to 4 hours of their time in a range of roles that keep the event running smoothly. Volunteer duties range from helping with setup of the Game field and Pit areas, greeting VIPs and Volunteers, staffing the information booth, handling team liaison, food service and other duties. You do not need to have prior experience at a FIRST competition.If you are available for at least 4 hours during the event times on March 21-23, 2013 and would like to volunteer please go to the FIRST website for information on eligibility and how to register as a volunteer through the FIRST Volunteer Information . There you will see the "New Volunteers / create account" Button. Fill in the information and then select " create user".
More information about FRC Regional Events can be found on this link: FRC Regional Events Page