The Baltimore Area Alliance (BAA) was formed in 2006 and has 12 member teams sharing resources and involved in shared activities. This has been for the benefit of all teams in the BAA. The BAA has its own web site, its own technical forum, has sponsored an off-season event (the Battle O' Baltimore), which will become an annual event, and has put on formal education for all teams. The BAA also helps to sponsor a group wide fundraiser that benefits all teams. This presentation will share with the participants all information necessary to help attendees form their own alliances in their local areas.
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.
The Baltimore Area Alliance: A Model for FIRST
Author: Paul Harris
2008 Presentation on formation and mission of the Baltimore Area Alliance