2021 Season Plans

Our 2018 Robot all dressed up for New Years. Check out the Tournament of Roses coverage on January 1st to see if we are showcased

FIRST Robotics FRC season is coming up with kickoff on January 9th. There will be 3 competitions that are mostly possible with remote-only work. Our Captain Nia Yick leads the team again this year with the following projects and subteam leaders:

FRC Game Design: Eric Andrade leads this group to design a new FRC competition game. The Game Design Challenge will allow registered teams to design their own FIRST Robotics Competition game using real-world, virtual, or hybrid design elements, and compete for judged awards. Winning concepts will be considered for use in future official games.

Innovation Challenge: Lead by Vasilisa Ponomarenko. In the Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm, registered teams will identify a real-world problem related to this season’s theme, FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, design a solution, build a business model, and deliver a pitch to compete with other FIRST Robotics Competition teams for judged awards. This new challenge will have an advancement track, culminating in the Global Innovation Awards, a multi-day experience where students showcase their innovations, participate in workshops and receive mentorship from experts, and compete for awards.

Robot reboot: Lead by Avneat Ghotra INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home brings components of events to you in two ways:

  • Teams show off what their robots and drivers can do in a skills challenge based on the 2020 INFINITE RECHARGE game. Scores are posted, and teams virtually compete against each other for the Skills Challenge Awards
  • Teams illustrate their robot’s technical qualities by sharing information with judges remotely in competition for traditional robot-based awards. Teams can participate with or without access to their robot.