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Who are the RoboRams?

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway. FIRST is an international youth organization that’s mission is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders.

This organization hosts events all over the world for their programs such as the First Robotics Competition, First Tech Challenge, First Lego League, and the Junior First Lego League. The First Robotics Competition is by far the largest of the four programs; with the championships holding team challenges all over the world. The Mount Vernon Roborams are the team that was started in Mount Vernon by co-operative efforts in 2011. Since then the team has grown from just four members to eighteen members, have gone to three regional competitions, and have made three robots, all in the span of a six week build season each year.

The team has grown immensely since our humble beginnings, and would hope to continue growing well into the future. This year team our team placed 17th out of 44 teams in the regional event in St. Louis., Mo on 3-14-14. At the regional event in St. Louis this fall we placed 11 out of 24 teams. We are all making plans to attend the World Championships on April the 25 +26 in St. Louis in which thousands of teams from around the world will compete again this year.

 

Andrew Kopin, RoboRams First team # 4187