Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Wednesday April 10, 2019
VPI Technology Group had the opportunity to sponsor and support the Alta High School Robotics Team 4598 in the Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. During the competition held March 29-30, at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah, the team (aka ICARUS INNOVATED) battled their way to Rank #9 with a record of 7-5-0. Jed Marti, senior software engineer at VPI, volunteered at the event. He has loved volunteering and working with the students at the competition for the past several years.
“FIRST Robotics is an afterschool program, welcome to all interested high school students. This program takes skills that students have learned in an ordinary classroom and put them into practice. It also teaches these students new skills and provides them with hands-on practice of these skills in a way they can enjoy. Many 4598 students wish to pursue engineering after high school because of this program while others enjoy the learning experience and go into other careers. Regardless of which career each student will follow; FIRST Robotics gives a firsthand experience of how things might play out as a working adult. We have a business group which takes care of presentations, a build and design group which manufacture our competition robot, a programming group, and a safety group that ensures the students are utilizing the equipment properly. Although we have different managing groups, each student’s main focus is on the team’s success as a whole.” Gabriel White, Alta Robotics.
VPI is excited and honored to be a continuing sponsor and supportive company to these types of events that help build and grow our children’s future.
For more information on FIRST and its important impact on today’s children and youth click here.