NEIT Hosts RI FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff for Grades 7-12 on Sat. September 9

FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff Rhode Island logoIf you’re in grade 7 -12 and have a passion for robotics, then join us at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) on Saturday, September 9 between 9 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn about the 2017-2018 FIRST Tech Robotics team challenge.

The competition is sponsored by NEIT and will be hosted at our East Greenwich campus.

This information session is open to students, educators, coaches, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics. Join us to learn about the new season, meet teams and be the first to see the 2018 game.

New England Tech First Robotics Challenge Kickoff 2017

Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team are encouraged to attend. Bring your robot and try out the new game! Students and teams are welcome to attend without their coach.

More than 50 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season, so you’ll get to meet, share ideas with and make friends with students throughout the state who share your interest.

REGISTER
Please RSVP no later than September 6th to Erin Flynn, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462, eflynn@neit.edu

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 am

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New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

For more information on FIRST Robotics go to http://www.neit.edu/Admissions/FIRST-Tech-Challenge and http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is dedicated to inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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NEIT Offers New, Leading Edge Electronics, Robotics, & Drone Degree

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Want to fly high in the technical revolution? The new Associate in Science Degree in Electronics, Robotics, and Drone Technology (ERD) at New England Institute of Technology provides leading-edge education and training in some of the most robust, exciting and emerging fields of the 21st Century.

The use of robots and aerial drones will drive structural changes in our economy and everyday life in areas ranging from driverless cars and medical procedures to automated manufacturing processes and aerial product delivery.

The Federal Aviation Administration anticipates the creation of 100,000 new jobs in the drone technology field, while USA Today reports that in the next three years, the use of drones is predicted to inject $13.6 billion in the U.S. economy.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers working with robotics and automated systems are responsible for the design, testing and operation of robotics and associated equipment. You’ll learn the necessary skills in robotic programming languages, robotic architecture and operating systems, and software interfaces. Beginning with electronic foundation core courses and culminating in aerial drone, robotics, and automation systems, our curriculum will provide you with the knowledge required to succeed in these modern high-tech fields.

Laboratory projects highlighted in ERD courses include active, hands-on experiences with robotic control systems and drone applications, data acquisition/control/communication, digital electronics, microprocessor control, and programmable automation controllers (PACs). Lab projects have been developed to simulate actual job conditions.

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Graduates of this program are qualified to seek entry-level employment in several emerging areas such as drone mission programming [KS2], research and development, new product design, product testing, field service, controls engineering, manufacturing of complex electronic assemblies and systems, installation, marketing, and customer service. Associate degree graduates can also continue in the NEIT Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program.

Learn more about how New England Tech can help your career take flight at www.neit.edu.

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