FIRST Robotics Competition is looking for judges to help with the Infinite Recharge at Home remote competitions this season. We’d like to see a big turnout from our Tampa Bay community so we’re reaching out to all our local technical, science and manufacturing community friends to invite you to please consider helping out this great program. We serve 50 children in our robotics programs at AMRoC Fab Lab, more than half of them in FIRST, and provide educational programming to hundreds more through our livestream and other programs. It’s a great way to give back, especially right now when programs are struggling to continue serving youth.

You can learn more about what’s needed at the links in the Call for Volunteers below:
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Become a FIRST® Robotics Competition Judge: Great news! We are lowering the minimum age requirement to be a judge for the At Home Challenges to 19 years old. Anyone that meets that age requirement can apply, including team mentors! Help us ensure teams have a great experience this season! Find more information about the role in this flyer and apply today.

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A Few Details

You can learn more about what you can expect as a volunteer judge here.

All judging is remote, so you can participate from home or your office. Regarding time commitment, there’s a 2 hour training session, with judging taking place in March and April, and less than 8 hours of time commitment spread over several days.

If you have additional questions, write to:  firstchampionshipvolunteer@firstinspires.org.

Shout Outs to Tampa Bay Companies!

We’ll even sweeten the deal: We’ll give a shout out on the ROBOTICON Infinite Recharge page to any Tampa Bay area companies that sign up volunteers , and we’ll also run features on the companies that will be reshared to our social media.

Let’s show the FIRST community that Tampa Bay is here and supporting our future science and tech leaders!

Youth robotics teams, like all youth programs, have had a challenging year and any help anyone can provide, to share a little of your time, interest and expertise in their work, will go a long way towards helping students experience at least a small semblance of the fun and learning FIRST Robotics Competition provides.

We can’t build the next generation of technologists and innovators without you!