The AAA and SAS Programs FRC team will be competing in the South Florida Regional FRC Competition
FIU SCIS and the Sculptures Lab, under the supervision of Mario Eraso and Robert Chambers, partnered to provide a site on the FIU campus to high school students who during 6 weeks (January 6 – February 17) built and tested a robot in preparation for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The students are juniors and seniors in the FIU AAA Program and the Miami Dade College SAS Program, both of which are full-time, dual-enrollment programs.
Founded in 1989, FIRST is a not-for-profit public charity designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, and to motivate them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields. Impact: Over 88% participants have more interest in doing well in school and 92% are more interested in attending college. Projections for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition: 3,650 teams and 91,000+ participants, ages 14-18 in Grades 9-12. For more information on FIRST: https://www.firstinspires.org/