FIRST 101: Keeping Your FIRST Team Organized!

After you have a robotics team, the first step is for everyone to know their general role on the team based on team members’ experience. One way to divide a team into subgroups is as our team has done – mechanical, programming, and outreach. This division doesn’t have to be absolute – all members can Read more about FIRST 101: Keeping Your FIRST Team Organized![…]

Seacoast School of Technology

On Wednesday, January 22nd, Tanya and Panda went to the Seacoast School of Technology to present about logic gates! At the high school, they presented to around 40 students in 10th through 12th grade with previous experience coding in a variety of languages, including C#, Java, and Python, but especially C++. Logic gates were the Read more about Seacoast School of Technology[…]

Talking to the FIRST Director of DE&I

Last year at FIRST Worlds in Detroit, several of our team members faced insensitive comments and experiences about their race and gender. Considering FIRST’s mission to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster Read more about Talking to the FIRST Director of DE&I[…]

Interactive Robot Demo, UNH EPIC Program

Over the summer, our day student team members Vincent and Penny volunteered for the University of New Hampshire’s EPIC Program. This program allows elementary and middle school students to learn coding skills through LEGO Mindstorms and Arduino microcomputers. Vincent, the counseling manager for the program, hosted an interactive robot session in which he brought in Read more about Interactive Robot Demo, UNH EPIC Program[…]

Girls Who Code – Round 2!

Kai and Summer visited Girls Who Code, again! This time, they presented about Silicon Valley Ethics and how our ethics have evolved, or haven’t evolved, with the evolution of technology. About the presentation, Summer said: “It is the second time that VERTEX has presented there. For the first time, we did a presentation on Neutral Read more about Girls Who Code – Round 2![…]