October 29, 2014

Buffalo Robotics Inaugural Season


BHS students, parents and mentors are needed for this program to be successful.  BHS RoboHerd Coach is Ben Wandmacher, who is also a BHS Tech Ed teacher.  Tom McMullen, Buffalo community member and mentor for the program is available for any questions you may have, please contact him via email.  Robotics Website

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
The High School Recognized Varsity Sport for the Mind, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.  Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand", hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It's as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get.  Voluneer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Students will learn to:

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championships
  • Qualify for over $19 million in college scholarships