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Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012: FIRST Robotics Competition

by Communications Team on October 28, 2012  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Please Note: We’re meeting a week earlier than normal due to Thanksgiving and we’re meeting in a new location.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Systems Engineering and the FIRST Robotics Competition

The Robo Lions’ 2012 FRC robot!

Presentation: The Robo-Lions, FIRST Robotics Competition team number 2199, are based at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, Maryland. Our goal is to inspire young people into entering careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To accomplish this goal, the team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition, a competition designed to deliver hands-on STEM experience to high school students.

While they started out as a humble little club in 2006, the Robo-Lions have evolved to become one of Liberty High Schools largest after-school programs. Aside from building a robot, team members also learn life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking, while also having a great time.

The team also maintains a strong presence in their community. One of the team’s goals is to build and maintain relationships around Eldersburg, Carroll County, and the entire state of Maryland. They compete annually at the Chesapeake Regional, Maryland’s largest FIRST Robotics Competition regional, where they forge strong partnerships with fellow Maryland teams and businesses.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization dedicated to spreading the education of science and technology among students. Founded in 1989 by renowned inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST has grown rapidly around the world and now hosts several robotics programs to give students firsthand experience in the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). By participating in the programs offered by FIRST, students learn skills they would not normally be taught in a traditional classroom environment, as well as valuable life lessons, such as leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking.

NEW Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
Building 200 (11101 Johns Hopkins Road) which is across from our normal meeting place.

Join us for for an Early Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey and Stuffing; Mashed Potatoes and Gravy; Green Beans and Cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, coffee and iced tea.

>>Download the Meeting Flyer Here<<


Paying online with PayPal: Go to our Registration Page can pay on line via credit card. In order to make sure we have enough food please register for the event even if you plan to pay at the door.

Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Building 200 cafeteria

The purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.
November’s door prize is:
Door Prize for this month Robopocalypse: A Novel
by Daniel H. Wilson

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