ThinkTank Development Team

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The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.

Engineer & Student Dynamics

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Presented by Dana Henry, FRC839 & FIRST Senior Mentor, and Steve Cremer, FIRST Regional Director, at the 2012 FRC Kickoff Workshops.

The presentation with audio is available through the link(s) on the right. Due to internet connectivity issues during recording, it is possible that some videos may have low quality audio at times, cut in and out, or not show video at all times.

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A "How To..." approach for the rookie or veteran FRC engineer to effectively communicate and interact with the typical FIRST high school student. In the rush to get the robot built, many times teachable moments are missed. Hopefully the attendee will be made aware of these potential "eureka" moments and how to encourage more of them from the students.

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