- 107 Kickoffs in cities worldwide: U.S. and international FIRST teams will tune in via Comcast NBCUniversal broadcast and webcast. Access the webcast via http://www.comcastcorporation.com/frc2015
- To locate teams in your area, visit http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on or contact your FIRST Regional Director http://www.usfirst.org/regional-contacts.
2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Event Locations:
- For a listing of local Kickoff locations, visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/local-kickoff-information.
Photo Opp.: FIRST will unveil the details of the new 2015 robotics competition game after the speaker program. Students take measurements on the new game field and inspect the challenge in order to develop strategies for robot construction, and to determine if they will play offense, defense, or both.
Broadcast Link: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/frc2015
- High resolution photos of previous FIRST competitions are available in the Photo Gallery: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/marketing-tools/frc/2014-photo-gallery.
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