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FAMNM FIRST® Robotics Kickoff

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) season begins each year in early January with a worldwide kickoff. At this time, the year’s challenge is revealed and teams begin their 6-week design and build season. Kickoffs provide an opportunity for teams to interact with each other, pick up their Kit of Parts, and learn about the game. FAMNM has been hosting a kickoff event on the University of Michigan campus since 2016 and it has grown to over 40 teams from the greater Ann Arbor area. In addition to showing the game reveal broadcast, we offer tours of the university’s engineering campus, presentations by inspiring professionals and university faculty, and a mock field setup to help students understand the new game.

2017 FAMNM FRC Kickoff at Stamps Auditorium 2016 FAMNM FRC Kickoff at the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, with field

2018 FAMNM FIRST® Robotics Kickoff

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

FAMNM is excited to host our third annual FRC Kickoff event! We’re currently in the planning stages of the event, using all of the great feedback we’ve received. Check back closer to the event for more details!