Dean Kamen, entrepreneur and inventor, is the founder of FIRST Robotics. We were privileged to hear from him at the opening ceremonies. During his interview we found out that the students inspire him everyday. Mr. Kamen stated during his interview, “These students will change the world. They will solve world hunger, cure disease, and make discoveries we can not yet imagine.” I agree.
After the opening ceremonies, the team once again had to leave me behind. I heard they had a great time going out to swim at the hotel pool. I was just hoping they didn’t tire themselves out too much. We had a HUGE day ahead of us. Qualification matches would start in the morning and we were in Match #1. I was starting to feel nervous. The veteran bots were quick to remind us newbies, “You are here to have fun! Enjoy the moment.”