Mayor Proclaims July 2014 "Robotics Education Month"
During 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
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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.
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Students can apply to the team by completing this application form: Rockford Robotics Student Member Application
Completed applications may be:
Be sure to check out our Team Handbook to learn more about Rockford Robotics.
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
Eigerlab 'Bot Shop
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