On Saturday, October 6, Team 135 attended FIRST Forums, a day-long event held annually at Purdue University. Hosted by the Indiana FIRST organization, this is a chance for many teams to present and collaborate on many topics. This year, there were a total of 41 presentations, all ranging from technical topics such as drivetrains, programming, and manipulator design, to more nontechnical aspects of robotics such as team communication or entrepreneurship.

Not only were our team members able to attend many of these presentations and gain lots of useful knowledge about these topics, we were also invited to give four presentations: FIRST in the Classroom, AI & Vision Processing, Managing 40+ Outreach Events in a Season, and Mechanical Design for Assistive Technology. Some of these aspects are quite unique to our team; for example, our Mission to Engineer program has given us a great reputation in building technology, and having an FRC team as a class at our high school is something very uncommon in this organization. Because of this, many people were intrigued by these presentations, and it led to very insightful discussions among all of the presenters, and a great learning experience for everyone.

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