Welcome contestants, colleagues, family and friends to the Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition! We are pleased to welcome this year's new participants and returning visitors to the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology for our 13th Anniversary!
We would like to thank RIT and their President Dr. Bill Destler for their continued support of FIRST and for the use of the Gordon Field house for the competition. We would also like to thank and acknowledge all the mentors and volunteers that help plan and run this event and the alliance of corporate and educational sponsors, whose financial and volunteer support is critical to our success.
This competition is the result of the hard work and dedication by countless people who've contributed thousands of volunteer hours. Thanks to all the behind the scene volunteers, teachers, mentors and parents who've helped create this one-of-a-kind program. Your efforts are inspiring!
To our student competitors we are impressed by your dedication to your schools, teammates and your commitment to developing new skills that will help to build your bright futures. It is young adults like you who will keep our country a leader in technology.
To the teachers and mentors who give so much to their students, be assured you are making a difference in your student's lives and they will look back on their time with the team and remember your sacrifices and the example you set.
Thank you! And, good luck to all the teams!
Regional Planning Committee Chair
FIRST Finger Lakes Regional