29 Mar '15, 12pm

How a kid's robotics competition changed this engineer's future

Scharles: Going into engineering has always been a dream of mine. My dad has degrees in electrical and civil engineering, and growing up I would watch him work on projects and be amazed at what he could do. Because of that, I’ve always had an interest in electronics and computers, but I didn’t know what type of engineering I wanted to do. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I determined that I wanted to go into computer engineering. This was mainly from being involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which is part of the FIRST organization. In the program, teams of high school students have six weeks to build a robot and compete with other teams. Being in the programming group, and eventually being the programming team lead, allowed me to get a real understanding of what engineering is like, and help me ultimately decide to go into computer engineering.

Full article: http://www.ecnmag.com/blogs/2015/03/how-kids-robotics-com...

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