From the Blog
Ah, fall. Outreach opportunities are appearing like sweaters, sponsors on the backs of t-shirts are changing like leaves, our final member count marks a 50% increase from the 2014 season, and rookies are just starting to orient themselves and figure out which subteams to try. It's also a time to renew friendships, figure out what new skills were learned over the summer, what are the team's needs in the coming year, and ease back into the swing of competitions.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
What does it really mean to have a career in STEM? Come find out along with The Green Machine. On November 3rd from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, FRC Team 1816 is sponsoring a STEM Career Showcase and Career Fair at Edina High School. Those attending this evening’s event will get to hear and see many STEM careers in action. Geared primarily to students in middle-school and older, there will be lightning talks and STEM booths staffed by representatives from STEM-related fields and disciplines. 1816 has arranged for speakers from different STEM fields – including biomedical engineering, product research engineering, medical science and computer engineering.
The Green Machine held its own this weekend at Roseville Area High School for the Minnesota Robotics Invitational event. This was a great experience for rookies to see what FIRST Robotics Competitions are all about. Returning team members got to reminisce about last year’s game, Aerial Assist. Many great moments occurred including the rookies getting to watch the repairs on ZEKE as well as participate in driving the robot on the field. One of our captains, Peter H., stated that he was “pleasantly surprised” at the new talent in driving he saw from our 2014-15 rookies. The Green Machine ended qualifications as the #1 seed, and had the pleasure of picking 3 more teams to join its alliance.
The Green Machine will host its second annual STEM Career Showcase on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. STEM professionals will gather at Edina High School as panelists, give presentations about their own careers, and afterwards hold a “career fair” for anyone with questions!
The professions represented will range from university-level medical research to patent attorney – and, of course, plenty of engineers!
• Free and open to the public
• Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - 6:30 to 9 PM
• Fick Auditorium, Edina High School
Questions for The Green Machine? Email us!