Image Above: The ninth annual FIRST Robotics Competition held at VCU's Siegal Center, started with a robotics driver's meeting to go over the rules and regulations.
Image Above: Joe Luke, a student at Phoebus High School, works on the final details of his teams' Robot.
Image Above: (from left to right): Team Captain, Cat Fistori, Christian Straube, Greg Poplowski and Alex Pullman from Menchville High School get their robot "Snowflake" ready to compete. This is the first year Menchville High School has competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Image Above: The first day of the ninth annual FIRST Robotics Competition gives teams a chance to tweek their robots through practice rounds before the real competion starts the following day.
Image Above: (from left to right) Ashley Ford Ferguson, Sara White, Travis Deug, Brianna Acosta and Galan Sumida traveled all the way from Waialua High, Hawaii to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The name of the their robot is "Poi Pounder VIII."
Image Above: Robby Miles from Mathews High School shows team spirit by parading a rocket with their robot's name on it around the Siegal Center.
Image Above: Alison Parker from Piedmont Governer's School for Math, Science and Technology in her team outfit.
Image Above: Bethany Kroese from Chantilly Academy holds the Hybrid Mode Controller for their robot the "Black Night".
Ninth Annual FIRST Robotics Competition
Photo Credit: Sean Smith
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