UT welcomes more than 2,500 students, families and teachers from around the region to Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, for the annual Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
Teams from around the country have begun arriving in town as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets under way.
Teams from around the region recently came to UT’s College of Engineering as part of the international kickoff of FIRST Robotics’ 2016 season.
The college recently became a Bronze Level sponsor for FIRST Robotics by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to participating high school students. These scholarships will support up to five students each year for a total of four years.
The fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional, sponsored in part by the College of Engineering, was held April 2–4, and was featured by several media outlets.
The fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional, sponsored in part by the College of Engineering, will be held April 2–4.
For many, the end of football season usually means attention turns to basketball, but for more than 400 budding scientists and engineers who came to UT on Saturday it marks the start of something else: robot season.
Football season is still months away, but those needing a quick fix before fall can get a chance to see a version of the game played by competitors functioning like well-oiled machines. The FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional returns to the Knoxville Convention Center March 26–29, and is centered around a game featuring strong