Washington State FIRST VEX Challenge Announcement
- Howdy folks,
Hope you are all getting prepared for the upcoming FIRST season.
I just got back from New Hampshire where I was at a meeting at FIRST
national headquarters. FIRST has decided to extend the Vex program (FVC)
I will be organizing the FVC program in the state of WA. Details haven't
been worked out completely yet, but we are looking at staging a FVC
challenge on March 17th, 2007 somewhere in the Seattle area.
VEX, which is a bit like Erector Set on steriods, will allow us to reach
more students in our state. FVC teams will be able to participate for less
than $1000 per team, while still providing a rich experience for the
students. The FVC challenge will be released sometime in mid-september. FVC
is in theory targeted at high school students, but is expected to reach
students from 11-18 yrs old.
Given that I have been the official FVC partner for nearly 48 hours now, I
will appreciate your patience with my lack of a formal plan as of yet.
However, this will happen!
If you are interested, please consider the following website as your way of
getting on my mini-mailing list...
The official FVC program site is http://www.usfirst.org/vex/