Mayor Proclaims July 2014 "Robotics Education Month"

 

Mayor's ProclamationDuring the July 14, 2014 City Council Meeting, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey proclaimed July 2014 as Robotics Education Month. He cited Rockford Robotics's efforts in holding programming workshops as part of the Rockford Makers Network at the Pubic Library's Nordlof Center and their participation in the R2OC planning committee.

 

Rockford Robotics also was notified that they were awarded a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation for the Rockford Public Schools Robotics Roll-Out. This will help fund Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL), FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) teams at several RPS schools during the 2014-15 school year. In addition RPS Robotics Roll-Out received just over $5,000 from Alignment Rockford for use specifically for FTC registration and KOP. Once the funds are received equipment will be purchased and teams will be on their way

 

 

Latest News

 

Click on the links below to learn more about Rockford Robotics' latest activities.

 

Labview Classes

 

Rockford e~Inventors Class

 

Howard Coleman Scholarship Winners

 

Rockford Robitcs is a Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finalist

 

Mentor Chris Magee Wins Chamber of Commerce Award

 

Rockford Robotics is a Central Illinois Regional Finalist

 

Rockford RoboTech Wins Connect Award

 

2014 Game - Aerial Assist

 

In Youth We Trust Grant

 

Superior Joining Manufacturing Day

 

 

 

About Us

 

Team 2039, Rockford Robotics is a US_FIRST_Robotics team for Rockford, IL area high school students. The team is comprised of students from public, private, and home schools.

 

We are also home to two US_FIRST_Tech_Challenge Teams, Robotech 7124 and Robotech 8003.

 

Our mission is simple. We want everyone to have fun while learning. And we want to educate the workforce of tomorrow about opportunities that exist in the realm of science and technology.

 

 

 

Join the Team

 

Students can apply to the team by completing this application form: Rockford Robotics Student Member Application

 

Completed applications may be:

  • Mailed to Rockford Robotics, 605 Fulton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
  • Scanned and emailed to rockford.robotics.2039@gmail.com
  • Hand delivered to a Robotics Mentor

Be sure to check out our Team Handbook to learn more about Rockford Robotics.

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Team Camping Trip

August 9, 2014

Rock Cut Forest Preserve

 

FTC Recruitment Meeting

August 29, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Eigerlab 'Bot Shop

 

FRC Recruitment Meeting
October 2, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Eigerlab 'Bot Shop

 

Our monthly calendar includes meeting dates and times.

 


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