The Quadrangles are a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team of over 30 students from Bloomington, Indiana; founded in 2011. Our members learn problem-solving, design, manufacturing, programming, and teamwork skills by annually designing and building a new robot to compete in 3-6 robotics events, mentoring younger teams, and participating in community outreach events. We welcome high school students and adult mentors from Monroe and Lawrence counties and beyond.
Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, is a tireless advocate for science and technology. FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
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FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, student teams try to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, the closest to "real-world engineering" a student can get. They learn from professional engineers, build and compete with a robot of their own design in alliances and tournaments, and learn how to use sophisticated software/hardware.
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