FIRST Alumni Association @ Orlando Regional 2017 - FIRST Looks - Show Notes

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FIRST Alumni Association @ Orlando Regional 2017

Saturday Apr 1, 2017 (00:14:59)


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One of the things that currently exists within the Florida FIRST community that is fairly unique is our Alumni Association. This group, led by Barry Bohnsack, provides a variety of ways for students to continue their participation in FIRST programs after graduation. From volunteering with teams and at competitions to building competition-ready robots in a very short period, alumni have tons of opportunities.

We spoke with Barry about one of our favorite programs for alumni - the Robot in 3 Days (FIRST Robotics Competition) and Robot in a Weekend (FIRST Tech Challenge). This program encourages students at Florida universities to follow along with the game announcement video and build a robot for that game in a weekend. This season, at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016, the Robot in 3 Days teams from around the state brought their machines for a scrimmage on the official FIRST Tech Challenge field. The idea of the program is to show current students what is possible with very little resources and time.

If you are a junior or senior of a Florida FIRST team, you can send an email to FloridaFIRSTalumni at, or join the LinkedIn community and follow on Twitter to stay connected.

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