FIRST Robotics: Technically You're Changing the World

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Joe Hershberger
  • Eric VanWyk
  • Rebecca Philips
  • Tim Ousley

Monday 14th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

Students say it’s “the hardest fun you will ever have.” Just like “real world” product development, building a competitive robot requires diverse science and engineering disciplines and kids all over the world are doing it! FIRST Robotics inspires elementary through high school students with challenging competitions that use science and engineering to grow teamwork, interpersonal skills, and community responsibility. Mimicking the competitive global economy, these international competitions feature complex, multi-disciplinary problems under extreme time pressure to teach the real skills needed by tomorrow’s geniuses.

Our panel includes several humans and a few 5-foot-tall, 120-pound robots designed by teenage FIRST teams. Get the scoop on how supporting learning and competition programs develops the next generation of leadership. This panel includes experienced robot makers and mentors from Texas Instruments and National Instruments who can answer your questions and have you wishing you were still in school. The good news – you can still get involved!

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Joe Hershberger
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Eric VanWyk
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Rebecca Philips
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Tim Ousley

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011

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