FIRST Tech Challenge

The VCU School of Education secured graduate interns to help FIRST Chesapeake – an independent non-profit that brings STEM-based leadership programs to middle and high school students in Virginia – with the FIRST Tech Challenge for middle schoolers in Richmond Public Schools (RPS). The images below were taken at a recent FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmage held at RPS's Richmond Community High School. Al S. Byers, Ph.D., visiting scholar for STEM education, served as a judge at the event.

Al Byers with Brown Middle School students in December 2019.
Al Byers with Elkhart and Thompson middle school teams in December 2019.
Bots on the field from December 2019.
Al Byers with Brown Middle School students and judges in December 2019.
Al Byers and judges interviewing students from Henderson Middle School in December 2019.
Teams in the RPS Scrimmage with their awards in December 2019.
Team members from Brown Middle School during the RPS Scrimmage in December 2019.
A robot test during the RPS Scrimmage in December 2019.