So we were just pulled off the waitlist and are going to St Louis……..WAY COOL!

The team just found out last week that were were pulled off the wait list and were offered a spot to go to St Louis. The team had 24 hours to think about it and put a plan together and in the end decided to go and be part of the 40,000 plus person event that is the largest worldwide celebration of STEM. Even though this is an unearned spot at championships, the team thinks there is a lot of value it going and learning what it is like to compete with the best teams in the world. However, the team is more motivated than ever to earn a spot at championships this weekend at the CHS District Championships, so we can go into the 2016 FIRST FRC World Championships knowing we belong there.

If you need a reminder about why this is so amazing, check this out;

This trip will cost the team t least $5,000 for registration. The team plans on having an admin / parents meeting on the 19th of April at 5 pm. Please reserve that time so that we can get everyone on the same page.

The team has agreed to start fund raising and plans to raise at a minimum pay the registration with the hopes of raising enough funds to cover the total cost of the trip. If you are interested in donating to the team to make this possible we would be eager to hear from you.

The team is planning to travel to St Louis by bus and would like to use the largest bus possible to reduce the cost per seat. This means we are looking for a another team to split the bus with. If you are in the DC metro area and are looking for ways to get to St Louis please reach out to us at We are planning on leaving on the afternoon of the 25th, driving through the night and arriving around noon on the 26th. This will give the team a day to get ready for load in on the 27th and competition that runs through the 30th. The team plans to board the bus on the evening of the 30th and arrive back in DC on the 31st around noon.

Below is the official robot agenda for the weekend. This is just a small fraction of what happens at FRC World Championships (talks, games, demos, meet sponsors, training, FTC events, FLL events, college events, robot prom, etc…), the rest of the weeks official events can be found here. We will put together another post full of additional non official events going on in and around FIRST World Championships.

  • Wed April 27th
    • ?:?? pm – Load in
    • 6:00 pm – Practice matches
    • 8:00 pm – pits close
  • Thus April 28th
    • 7:00 am – pits open
    • 8:30 am – qualification matches start
    • 5:00 pm – qualification matches end
    • 5:30 pm – pits close
    • 6:15 pm – welcome ceremony
    • 7:30 pm – venue closes
  • Fri April 29th
    • 7:00 am – pits open
    • 8:00 am – qualification matches start
    • 6:30 pm – qualification matches end
    • 7:00 pm – pits close
  • Fri April 29th
    • 6:45 am – pits open
    • 7:30 am – division alliance selection (there are 8 divisions at world championships)
    • 9:30 am – division elimination matches start
    • 2:30 pm – FRC championship matches start and
    • 2:30 pm – pits close
    • 6:30 pm – closing ceremonies start
    • 9:00 pm – end of event


Students who attend the event will have an opportunity to meet with the following universities ad well as talk to scholarship professional from FIRST

  • Bradley University
  • Bucknell University
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Clarkson University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
  • Jacksonville University
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • MIT Admissions
  • Merrimack College
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Randolph College
  • Raytheon
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • University of Iowa College of Engineering
  • University of Kansas School of Engineering
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing
  • U.S. Navy
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Engineering
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University

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