Experience the entire engineering process with professionals from Pratt and Whitteney. You'll acquire problem solving skills and learn how to approach and respond to challenges. With many other teamates, you'll work together to construct various components and electronics for the robot.
On programmimg, you'll learn, improve, and apply your coding skills to write the lines of commands that dictate how the robot will be controlled and moved.
Learn/improve business skills, graphic design, web editing, and communication skills. Most importantly, FIRST offers it’s members a sense of community. You learn and grow in a friendly environment. Teamwork is necessary to accomplish tasks, especially during competitions. FIRST stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Kids who participate in FIRST are more geared towards STEM fields because of the experience. 33% of females in FIRST will major in engineering fields. 98% of FIRST participants will gain better problem solving skills. Over 76% of participants strengthen their communication skills.
Team 3182 is currently made up of high school students representing two West Hartford, Conn. high schools. Team members build relationships with different backgrounds who they may not have necessarily met had it not been for the team. Team Mentors are industry professionals representing various industries and occupations. Working with these mentors provides team memebers with some of the first tastes of networking and helping them build connections that will help them as they go on to college, internships and eventually the working world.