On Saturday, January 9th the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game called FIRST STRONGHOLD will be released! The kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Teams have the opportunity to meet at “local” Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season!
There are four official FIRST Robotic Competition Kick-Off Events that will take place in Indiana. The Kickoffs will be held at:
IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis, IUPUI Campus Center 420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA .Students at the IUPUI FRC Kickoff will have the Dean of the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology speaking at their event. Click here for more information on the event IUPUI Indianapolis Kickoff.
SouthPort High School in Indianapolis, SouthPort High School 971 E Banta Road Indianapolis, IN 46227 USA .At the SouthPort High School Kickoff, rookie FRC teams are invited to stay for a post-kickoff brainstorming event. Click here for more information on the event SouthPort High School Kickoff.
Michigan City 3936 Robo Blitz hosts the FRC Kickoff at the Mullen Center, 100 Manny Court Michigan City, IN 46360 USA. At the Michigan City Kickoff the Valparaiso University Robotics Team will demo their competition robot and host a structured brainstorming session! Click here for more information about the kickoff Michigan City Kickoff.
Neil Armstrong Hall at Purdue in West Lafayette Neil Armstrong Hall - Purdue University Neil Armstrong Hall, 701 West Stadium Ave. West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA. Those attending the Kickoff on the Purdue Campus will hear from Purdue FIRST Programs representatives about collegiate opportunities. Click here for more information on the event Purdue West Lafayette Kickoff.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of the amazing robots Indiana FIRST Robotic Competition teams create.
Hugh Meyer is doing a press release of the kickoffs, view it here Kickoff Press Release.
As a reminder the Minor & Adult IndianaFIRST Consent and Release Forms for the 2016 FRC season are posted on the Resource page of the IndianaFIRST website.
We are happy to collect the consent and release forms early at the FRC Kickoff Events your team is attending!
Please download the forms and submit them with your team roster at your first FRC District Event for check-in.
2016 IndianaFIRST Minor Consent & Release Form
2016 IndianaFIRST Adult Consent & Release Form
For more information on the January 9th kickoff please visit FRC kickoff.