On October 16, 2015, the 2015 Rookie Robot Challenge was held at DOW AgroSciences in Indianapolis. All of IndianaFIRST 2016 FRC rookie teams made it to the event! The Rookie FRC teams had 8 mentors and 20 students in attendance for the Rookie Robot Challenge.
The Rookie Quick Build, not only gives rookie teams much needed experience in how to build a robot, but also provides a basic robot chassis, to demo at events to recruit new students, mentors and sponsors for the team.
Special thanks to Allison Phelps, the RQB coordinator, for the time she put into organizing the kits, to FRC 1024 for showcasing their 2015 FRC Robot, to DOW AgroSciences for supporting and hosting the event, and to Andy Mark for supporting the Rookie Quick Build. Seven contacts from DOW signed up to help with the event, thank you for support.
IndianaFIRST is always looking for more team mentors and volunteers to engage with our FIRST teams! If you are interested in volunteering at a FIRST event, you can sign up through our Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS)., to learn more about mentoring check out the IndianaFIRST Get Involved page.