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TN State Kick-Off, Chattanooga



The Baylor Robotics team, the Ohm Raiders (FTC 11468), participates in a competition called the First Tech Challenge (FTC). This competition focuses on “building teams that build robots.” In order to bolster robotics and STEM interest and opportunities in Tennessee, the Ohm Raiders are working with Tennessee Valley Robotics with the mission to build a sustainable environment for both veteran and new teams in the region. 

Co-hosted by the Ohm Raiders and Webb Robotics in Knoxville, TN (FTC 9934), the official Tennessee FTC Kick-Off Event is on September 10th, 2022. This event is the start of the competition season for all FTC teams, worldwide. We would love to see new teams, interested mentors, interested teachers, and interested students come out to consider forming an FTC team. The Kick-Off is Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts & Sciences and WACKER Institute (CETAS) Chattanooga State Community College from 10:00 – 2:00. You do not have to be on a team or commit to a team to attend!

TVA will be providing a demonstration with a Boston Dynamics “Spot” robot! There will be plenty of raffles, prizes, tours, workshops, and opportunities to know more about finding a team, finding grants/sponsors, and technical mentors! And lunch will be provided as well!

Please spread the word to any students (and faculty or other fellow potential mentors) that may be interested.  RSVP with Mary Loveless by emailing me at