Newsletter: Triple Helix update – October 2018

Our team is off to a great start this school year!  September was filled with many recruiting and outreach events at Menchville HS and out in our community.  We’re looking forward to getting to know several new student and adult team members as together we prepare for two upcoming off-season competitions.

Triple Helix prepares for IROC
In just 3 weeks, the team will travel to Prince William County in Northern Virginia to compete at the ILITE Robotics Off-Season Challenge (IROC) hosted by our friends and competitors FRC Team 1885.  Triple Helix fans can watch a live stream of the event at ILITE’s YouTube channel.

We’ll be playing DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company in 2019
The name of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition game has been revealed!  Based on the teaser trailer for the game, it appears that our team must launch a mission to escape a weather event on hazardous planet Primus.

Volunteer support needed for Rumble in the Roads 2018
This fall’s Rumble in the Roads will be the high-tech epicenter of the Hampton Roads when it arrives at Heritage High School in Newport News on Saturday, November 3. There’s no event of it’s kind on the Virginia Peninsula– a meeting of 32 high school robotics teams from 3 states for a day of tough competition and high-energy learning. Each alliance of winning teams in this annual offseason scrimmage have gone on to become powerful players in the next FIRST Robotics Competition season.

Now in its 5th year and expecting 1,500 participants, the Rumble in the Roads is a well-attended youth robotics competition that attracts a unique technical audience from the local community and is an excellent venue for recruiting the next generation of Hampton Roads STEM leaders. The event is free and open to the public and we hope that everyone will come check out the competition!

We need your help to make the event great! We especially need your assistance with event setup on Friday afternoon and evening 11/2/2018, and teardown Saturday evening.

Thank you to sponsors Boeing and the Anthem Foundation
Several Triple Helix partners renewed their sponsorship of the team for the upcoming 2019 FRC season. We thank our mentors and friends at Boeing and Anthem for their generous and continued support!

Nate Laverdure
Head coach, Triple Helix Robotics
President, Intentional Innovation Foundation