2410 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909
Each year FIRST Tech Challenge releases a challenge, which is based on a real-world challenge. This year's challenge is Relic Recovery. Teams of approximately 15 middle school and high school students participate in the challenge and earn points by building and programming an autonomous and teleoperated robot to score points on a themed playing field. In addition, teams practice their professional engineering skills by documenting their design process as well as their business skills by fundraising and designing and marketing a team brand. Purdue FIRST Programs is hosting the Indiana state championship tournament this year with 28 of the best FTC teams in the region at Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School in Lafayette.