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FIRST Robotics Competition Results

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RoboticsFIRST1A FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition was held on Saturday December 15th at Montana Tech in the HPER. The tournament included 12 teams from across Montana competing for the right to qualify for the state championship to be held in Bozeman in February.  Dr. Michele Van Dyne from the Computer Science Department helped organize the event with assistance from Oracle employees in Bozeman. Over two dozen volunteers from Montana Tech (including faculty and students) and Oracle helped put on the event that ran from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Montana Minds Scholarship returns for 2013-14

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The Montana Minds Scholarship  will be available in the 2013-2014 academic year to 20 first time college students who can demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need. These scholarships will provide up to $6,500 per year for four years. Scholarship awardees must major in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or one of four other STEM disciplines.

 

FIRST Robotics Competition Coming to Tech

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On Saturday, December 15, 2012, the Computer Science Department will help host a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Competition. FTC is designed for high-school students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete on a 12’ x 12’ field in an Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built using a TETRIX® platform that is reusable from year-to-year using a variety of programming languages. Teams, which include Coaches, Mentors, and Volunteers, are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

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Tech wins Montana programming contest

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ACMProgFour student computer programming teams from Montana Tech competed in the Montana qualifying Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest on October 13th at Montana State University in Bozeman. Montana Tech’s teams placed 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 7th among a field of 10 teams from Carroll College and Montana State University. The 1st place team consisted of Mitchell Meyer and Justin Emge. Other representatives from Tech were Reid Alford, Nick Broden, Tony Morasco, Haythem Memmi, William Flynn, Steve Wilson, Cade Foster, Jon Wareham, and Jake Jones.

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