17 Apr 2018 KC region teams head to international FIRST Championship in Houston
Executives and staff from MRIGlobal toast students from the Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts as they prepare for their first trip to the FIRST Championship in Houston. The team, which builds at the KC Engineering Zone, is sending four members along with four mentors/staff from MRIGlobal. MRIGlobal has sponsored the team since its inception in 2006.
The Kansas City region will be well represented at the FIRST Championship in Houston April 18-21 with 16 FIRST Robotics Competition teams, two FIRST Tech Challenge teams, one FIRST LEGO League team and one FIRST LEGO League Jr. team joining thousands of other students on the world stage.
With all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event, FIRST uses robotics as the backbone for the “only sport where every kid can go pro.” Guided by mentors and STEM professionals, and supported by FIRST sponsors, FIRST teams inspire kids in grades K-12 to explore the innovation process and build STEM and digital-literacy skills.
FIRST LEGO League & FLL Jr.
Faith Academy’s Faith First team of Kansas City will represent FIRST LEGO League Jr., with Lawrence’s Team Green Hole representing FIRST LEGO League.
FIRST Tech Challenge
Team 6547 CAPS Cobalt Colts of the Blue Valley CAPS program in Overland Park and the Astromechs will represent FIRST Tech Challenge.
FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition teams from the KC region include:
|1710||Olathe Northwest High School||Olathe, KS|
|1723||William Chrisman High & Truman High & Van Horn High||Independence, MO|
|1730||Lee’s Summit High||Lees Summit, MO|
|1763||Paseo Academy of Performing Arts||Kansas City, MO|
|1769||J C Harmon High||Kansas City, KS|
|1775||Lincoln College Prep Academy||Kansas City, MO|
|1806||Smithville High||Smithville, MO|
|1810||Mill Valley High School||Shawnee, KS|
|1939||THE BARSTOW SCHOOL||Kansas City, MO|
|1982||Shawnee Mission Northwest High||Shawnee, KS|
|1984||Shawnee Mission South High||Overland Park, KS|
|1986||Lee’s Summit West High||Lees Summit, MO|
|5098||North Kansas City High||Kansas City, MO|
|5801||Ft. Osage-Career & Tech Center||Independence, MO|
|5809||Rockhurst High School||Kansas City, MO|
You can track the action on social media by following #FIRSTChamp or catch the action live at https://www.firstchampionship.org/watch-live