Roboticon Takes Over USF Sun Dome
In its 4th year, FIRST Roboticon moves to the University of South Florida.
Rocky the Bull makes an appearance as students compete.
Outgrowing its previous venue, Terri Willingham, regional director of FIRST Robotics in Central Florida, made the push to move the event to USF, where students had the opportunity to tour the campus, including the USF College of Engineering’s facility.
Students from China get a tour of the USF College of Engineering Lab.
“The hospitality, the venue itself and working with the University of South Florida community has been absolutely fantastic,” Willingham said.
The FIRST program was created in 1989 by world famous inventor, Dean Kamen. FIRST launched its 1st Robotics Competition in 1992, and has continued to celebrate the world of science and technology ever since. The competition made its way to the Tampa Bay area in 2013.
Photos, story and video by Ryan Noone, USF Communications and Marketing.