March 2024 Regional information will be updated as we get closer to the event.


2023 Workshops listed below. Scroll down to view the 2021 Orlando Regional taped workshop series to help you to get better prepared for the season.

– Side A –

Pig Talks with Exploding Bacon Team 1902

Solar Energy Circuits
Dr. Bernadin, College of Engineering

4:00 – 4:45pm
STEM in Action
Lt. Peter Weber, USAF

5:00 – 6:00pm
Fabricating Parts with Intro to Fusion 360
Radioactive Roaches Team 2556

– Side B –

Robot Control 101
Christian Hubicki
College of Engineering  (Volunteer Lounge)

Sustainability and Continuity Best Practices for FIRST Teams
Elise Cronin-Hurley

4:00 – 4:45pm
Helicopter Design Competition
Dr. Arce, College of Engineering

5:00 – 6:00pm
Helicopter Design Competition
Dr. Arce, College of Engineering

Robot Control 101, Dr. Hubicki

Want to know how to make autonomous robot controllers? It may be simpler than you think! Learn how you can use the math from school to program a robot to make decisions on its own. Dr. Hubicki is a Team 7 Alum and Professor.

Solar Energy Circuits with Shonda Bernadin, Ph.D.

Students will learn how to harness the most powerful and efficient source of energy, the sun, in this exciting activity. Solar energy concepts will be demonstrated using photovoltaic cells that convert the sun’s energy directly into electrical energy. Students will test their solar designs in a friendly game of speed racing! 

Helicopter Design Competition with Dr. Arce

Students will follow design specs to make paper helicopters, run an experiment using factorial experiment design, and then optimize their designs based on the results to maximize flight time and landing accuracy.

Fabricating parts with Intro to CAM in Fusion 360 with Ben Shuman

Radioactive Roaches FRC Coach will discuss different ways to make robots including 3D printing and sheet metal.

Sustainability & Continuity Best Practices for FIRST Teams with Elise Cronin-Hurley

Youth development organizations are a lot to manage these days, and it takes a village and a lot of trial and error to develop effective systems for a sustainable team. Good systems for communication, documentation, mentor sustainability, and optimizing your resources can create more efficient management for your team.

Pig Talks with Exploding Bacon, FRC 1902

Building an Outreach Program for your team

STEM in Action: The Air and Space Forces’ Secret to Success, Peter Weber/Air Force

Have you ever wondered how massive airplanes get off the ground, or GPS knows exactly where you are, or how to build an airstrip in the middle of nowhere? If so, the Air and Space Forces have the answers. We’ve been doing it for 76 years and accomplished incredible feats thanks to STEM. Not just a wartime organization, the Air and Space Forces are constantly ensuring the safety of Americans in peacetime by continually developing the equipment and practices that will propel us into the 22nd century. We are the cutting-edge.