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FRC Mentor’s Workshop

December 2, 2023

Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44114


2024 FRC Kickoff Watch Party

January 6, 2024

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114


On-site Build & Practice Sessions

After-School, Weekdays and Saturdays

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2024 (Week 1)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Finger Lakes Regional

March 13 – March 16, 2024 (Week 3)

Rochester Institute of Technology

149 Lomb Memorial Dr,

Rochester, NY 14623

Buckeye Regional

March 21 – March 23, 2024 (Week 4)

Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University

2000 Prospect Avenue E.

Cleveland, OH 44115

Miami Valley Regional

April 3 – April 6, 2024 (Week 6)

Cintas Center, Xavier University

1624 Musketeer Drive.

Cincinnati, OH 45207

2024 FRC Recognition Awards Luncheon 

(Date: TBD)

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

 

FIRST Championship

April 17 – April 20, 2024

George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

2024 Ohio State Championship

May 11, 2024

Worthington Kilbourne High School

1499 Hard Rd,

Columbus, OH 43235

2024 Shawshank Showdown

June 8, 2024

Mansfield Senior High School

124 N Linden Rd,

Mansfield, OH 44903

2024 Kettering Kickoff

(Date TBD)

Kettering University

1700 University Ave.,

Flint MI 48504

2024 Curiosity Open Robotics Challenge

September 28, 2024

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

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CMSD Teams Perform Well at Buckeye Regional

Posted on March 24, 2024, by J Bradshaw.

 

 

Congratulations to the seven (7) Cleaveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) robotics teams that competed at the FIRST® Robotics Competition's 25th annual Buckeye Regional at the Wolstein Center this past weekend. Each of the Cleveland-based teams did very well and performed far better than expected in a very competitive field, made up of 55 top-performing high school robotics teams from across seven states and the People's Republic of China.

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New All-Girls Robotics Team Featured on Local News

Posted on January 25, 2024, by J Bradshaw.

 

 

Jayleesa Jones, a high school student and member of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s new, all-girls robotics team, talks with reporters about her role as the team’s Electrical Sub-team Lead – Image credit. NEWS 5.  

 

The members of FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #9643 (Lady VOLTAGE) were recently interviewed for News 5, Cleveland’s ABC affiliate. The Cleveland-based FRC team is making history, becoming only the third all-girls high school robotics team in the state and the first to service public schools in Northeast Ohio.

 

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Two Local Robotics Students Recognized in People Magazine for Their Humanitarian Work

Posted on October 15, 2023, by J Bradshaw.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students Daniela Moreno and Yariselle Andujar with some of the early prototypes for “Hands Across Boarders,” a student-led, global community service project that the pair started to help child amputees both here and abroad. – Image credit: Ken Blaze.  

 

Best friends Daniela Moreno, age 15, and Yariselle Andujar, age 17, from Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School were recently featured in People Magazine for their student-led initiative to design, engineer, and manufacture 3D printed prosthetics hands and arms for children in developing countries. The pair, who are participants in the Great Lakes Science Center's Robotics Initiative, were among the eight young ladies highlighted on PEOPLE's 2023 List of "Girls Changing the World," a special human interest article celebrating the International Day of the Girl.

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LaShawn Thomas Named Mentor of the Year

Posted on October 2, 2023 by J Bradshaw.

“Coach” LaShawn Thomas of Cleveland’s East Technical High School celebrates with her students after being named “Mentor of the Year.” – Image credit: Great Lakes Science Center.  

 

Congratulations to “Coach” LaShawn Thomas, lead mentor of FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Team #8145 (the Tech Warriors of East Technical High School) on being named winner of the 2023 Danielle Chronister "Mentor of the Year" Award.  The award, which recognizes and celebrates one outstanding robotics team mentor from the region, was presented this past weekend at the Great Lakes Science Center’s 3rd annual Curiosity Open Robotics Challenge.  

 

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Robotics Students Return From Humanitarian Mission Abroad After Delivering Prosthetics to Children in Need

Posted on August 30, 2023, by J Bradshaw.

 

 

 

 

Yariselle Andujar, a CMSD high school student and program participant with the Great Lakes Science Center’s Robotics Initiative, measures a young Ecuadorian girl for a prosthetic limb – Image credit: Great Lakes Science Center  

 

Over the past year, several high school students from four Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) robotics teams have been working together to create custom-made, 3D-printed prosthetic hands and arms for child amputees in developing countries around the world. The students, who all participate in the Great Lakes Science Center's Robotics Initiative, call this student-led, global community service project “Hands Across Borders.”

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Student-built Prosthetic Arm Reaches Young Girl in Ecuador

Posted on Oct 25, 2022, by J. Bradshaw

Thanks to video conferencing, student representatives from the FIRST® Robotics Competition team at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School had the chance to meet a young girl in Ecuador whose life was changed for the better by their Global Community Service Project. 

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Local FIRST Students Featured on Fox 8 News

Posted on Oct 3, 2022,  by J. Bradshaw

 

Students from the FIRST® Robotics Competition team at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School were recently featured on Fox 8 News for their involvement on a Global Community Service Project that is changing lives both here in Cleveland and abroad. 

 

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