As the official program sponsor of FIRST Tech Challenge, Rockwell Collins is cheering alongside 12,000 students from around the world as they compete for top honors at the 2012 FIRST World Championship.
Rockwell Collins is an official program sponsor of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) at the 2012 FIRST World Championship. Visit Exhibit #14 to experience virtual prototype modeling, displays technology and earring engineering – and learn more about the exciting careers you can find at Rockwell Collins!
Also, be sure to catch Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins, speaking at the FTC closing ceremonies on Saturday, where he also will present the Rockwell Collins Innovation Award.
Friday, April 27, 2012
It's been another busy day at FIRST World Championship, with visitors from across the U.S. and other countries, including Mexico and China. Outside the exhibit area, teams are in competition and interviews with judges. Participants range in age from elementary students to high school seniors preparing for college.
Exhibit volunteers have had the opportunity to talk with several students about the types of careers they can find at Rockwell Collins, from software engineering to program management.
Tomorrow the excitement will continue as Kent Statler speaks at FTC closing ceremonies and announces the Rockwell Collins Innovation Award.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The volunteers manning the Rockwell Collins exhibit saw a steady stream of excited students dressed in wacky outfits throughout the day. Visitors put on glasses to experience our 3D displays technology and also learned about virtual prototype modeling. A few crafty students, coaches and parents carefully created jewelry out of transistors and other engineering components.
Elsewhere in the dome, Rockwell Collins-sponsored teams prepared for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Challenge competitions. Each team marked their spot in the so-called "pits" with banners, their sponsors' logos and other decorations that matched the team's theme. While several sponsored teams are from Iowa, Rockwell Collins supported a team from India this year that's making its first appearance at the world championship.
A team from India poses with their robot at the 2012 FIRST World Championship
To see more photos from the FIRST World Championship, including photos of sponsored teams, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rockwellcollins.