EPIC LABS ROBOTICS

What Is FTC

 
The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) engages students to use their knowledge and teamwork to create a working robot under specific constraints to accomplish a task. In FTC, teams of 7th-12th graders partake in tournaments around the world in order to win a variety of awards. FTC is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in gaining STEM experience because it teaches problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership inside their teams. Although FTC is a robotics competition, there are also non-technical fields open, such as marketing and documentation, which are equally if not more important than the other sub-teams, and can allow students to gain interest and passion for STEM. This competition is hosted by the organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), who inspire students to partake in other robotics programs, such as the FIRST Lego League and the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Our Mission

Not just a program, but a Mission to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

EPIC Labs Robotics – FTC aims to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders who can promote the accessibility of the field to communities around the world— motivating children from diverse as well as under-privileged backgrounds to approach any problem with a STEM solution, and promoting a culture of STEM competency. EPIC Labs FTC aims to do all of this while hosting a competitive program that champions gracious professionalism.

 
Outreach

“Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared”

– Bill Gates

Our team is founded on the theme of learning, and growing. The problems that we work through allow us to understand STEM concepts and principles at a first hand level. All that we learn will benefit us in our future, as well as our understanding of the world. This knowledge is too beneficial for us to keep to ourselves, which leads us to another of our large themes; Sharing our knowledge. Outreach events are opportunities for us to take the knowledge that we have obtained and share it with the public in order to inspire others to begin learning and appreciating STEM that way that we have. When we share our knowledge during our various outreach events, we are allowing so many more people to benefit from what we have learned.


Digital Showcase Events

During quarantine and on the weekdays, the marketing sub team uses online meetings to interact with their peers and the community overall. In these events, they organize their future events and prepare for competitions, and showcase their accomplishments from previous tournaments. This gives the team the opportunity to showcase their inspiring journey in front of communities from all over the world.

In person Showcase Events

EPIC Labs Robotics directs in-person events to inform peers in the community about the many available opportunities. These may also include teaching sessions, like building a simple mechanism.

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Video Tutorials

On the EPIC Labs Robotics Youtube channel, the different sub teams come together to create informational content, such as CAD tutorials, or programming lessons, to help and inspire other peers.

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