FIRST Chesapeake District Bethesda Event Sponsored by BOEING NASA GOOGLE!
Thousands of people walked through the doors of Walt Whitman High School over 2 1/2 days – and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face. What an event!
I’m honored to be a Judge of this incredible event and I enjoyed a lot my weekend working with these incredible young people. It is with the help of dedicated individuals like many of us that we are able to do what we do best, build tomorrow’s technology leaders!
Here are a few details from the Bethesda Event.
- More than 1,000 of the best and brightest team members from high school robotics teams in DC, Maryland and Virginia competed and cheered on their favorite ‘bots.
- 120+ volunteers contributed almost 3,000 hours – including 11 hours on Friday to build the field!
- FIRST Chesapeake received international recognition from FIRST HQ over the weekend. FRC Team 449 (The Blair Robot Project, Silver Spring, MD), 1885 (ILITE Robotics, Haymarket, VA) and 2849 (URSA Major, Columbia Maryland) set a record with the highest scoring match for FRC Worldwide this season! You can see the match video here – just scroll down to Highest Scoring Match Overall.
- 9,199 individuals watched the competition on the Live Feed Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation with 220,953 minutes of viewing over 2 days