JoCo RoBos

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JOCO ROBOS is a county wide high school robotics team proudly hosted by the new Associate in Engineering Program at Johnston Community College. These students make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Using key skills our students will design and construct a robot in a six week period and compete in the NC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC).

The ROBOS start their second year with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. FRC is a worldwide event encompassing over 4,000 teams and 75, 000+ students. FIRST® was founded by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway™. His vision is to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.

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FIRST Robotics Competition - FRC

Photo of competition with text containing Want to learn more about JOCO ROBOS and NCFirst? Join us for our Fall info session Thursday, October 6th in the STEAM building, Room 108 5:30-7:30pm. Meet last year's team, tour the new build center, see a robot demo, turn in your application, meet the directors & coaches.The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

Students work with hundreds of components, including engineering mainstays such as programmable radio controllers, motors, electrical circuitry and mechanical parts. Following the six-week design and build phase, teams enter one of 77 regional or district competitions.