FIRST, an acronym meaning “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”, is an organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. Kamen’s goal was to inspire students through science and technology and help students learn about a wide range of skills necessary for future careers: engineering, programming, manufacturing, accounting, and marketing. To ensure that these strengths would be available to kids of all ages, Kamen created a progression of FIRST Robotics programs so that individuals could participate as young as age five and continue his or her robotics career through
the end of high school. The various levels of participation go as follows: Junior FIRST Lego League (Grades K-3), FIRST Lego League (Grades 4-8), FIRST Tech Challenge(Grades 7-12), and FIRST Robotics Competition (Grades 9-12).
Becker's FIRST Robotics Competition team, FRC 4607 Coalition of Independent Students is a student-run robotics team strivesto produce tomorrow’s leaders by providing young adults with valuable engineering and business experience; act as acatalyst for a culture in which Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts are widely celebrated; and form a solid foundation of opportunities for students upon which to build future success. We aim to exemplify the mission of FIRST and then take it a step further to become a manifestation of our own goals for the population.
interests, but to all who are looking to make a difference or find a new outlet for their passion. We have drawn from the athletic teams, the arts, and the academics to constitute the conglomeration most collectively call FRC 4607.
The team was formed in March of 2012 when assistant principal, Mark Kolbinger, and Technology Education teacher, Alex Jurek, took eight students down to FIRST’s NorthStar Regional. There, the students were able to experience a FRC competition firsthand before the official recruitment commenced for the inaugural team. Its first season, Ultimate Ascent, 24 students attended the North Star Regional with their robot, Peanut. That year, the team won the North Star Regional, the Rookie All-Star Award, the MSHSL Robotics Tournament, and was a qualifier for the World’s Competition. The game for the 2015 season is called Recycle Rush. The team's regional competition will take place April 1-4 at the Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
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