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Apopka Competitive Robotics Team Hosts Meet & Greet


Interested in learning more about competitive robotics?

Apopka-based Renaissance Robotics is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge Meet & Greet event on Friday, May 13th at 12:30 pm in Apopka.

Students ages 12+ interested in learning more or joining a competitive robotics are encouraged to attend. Timing of this particular event likely restricts it to homeschoolers, as does the team's practice schedule. Strongly interested public or private school students are welcome to attend, but need to be aware of the team's schedule.

RSVP to register@team5937.com with:

Parents name & email

Kids first name and age

What is FIRST?

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

What is the FIRST Tech Challenge?

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), teams design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. FTC is the program that Renaissance Robotics competes in.

FTC is a mid-level robotics competition for high-school students that launched in 2005. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRSTĀ® Robotics Competition but with a more accessible and affordable robotics kit. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering.

Use this link for a look at the 2015-2016 season First Tech Challenge. Be sure to watch the video.

What is Renaissance Robotics?

Renaissance Robotics is community based FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team that meets in Apopka.

Renaissance Robotics has always been a high performing team. They have been ranked 10th, 2nd, 22nd, and most recently 8th in the state of Florida. They have earned the advancement to League Championship, State Championship and the South Super Regional Championship each year. They have also earned the Blue Ribbon Showcase Team recognition every year.

Renaissance Robotics, has openings for the 2016-2017 season. The new member application is available on the team's website at http://www.team5937.com/join-us


FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2012-2013 FIRST season attracted more than 300,000 youth and more than 120,000 Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers from 70+ countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.



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