The 2018 FIRST® Wisconsin Regional will be held at the UWM Panther Arena on March 21st through the 24th. The Wisconsin Regional is the annual competition hosted by FIRST®, and participated in by various teams in the area including Team 537. At the Wisconsin Regional, there are many awards up for grabs, and if a team wins either a major award, or a few minor awards, they will advance to championships. To attend the event, there are no prior requirements, but to participate you must pay the team fees. For more information see http://www.wisconsinregional.com/.
Team 537 attended the Wisconsin Regional in 2017 and could be seen participating and cheering both in and out of the stands. Team members and mentors both volunteered for a large number of functions during the event. Our members did many various tasks such as running the Machine Shop, handing out safety glasses, and running VIP Tours for the event. Our mentors also helped out at the event by helping to plan it and by helping to run functions such as live-streaming and communications. Our team members could be seen everywhere, doing everything from scouting, to roving, to working in the pits, to of course cheering their hearts out in the stands when they were called to do so. We were also extremely excited and thankful to win the Entrepreneurship Award at the competition for our team’s business plan. We had a great time at the regional this year and had a great time both helping with it and participating in it. We would like to thank all staff and volunteers at the event, and we look forward to next year’s Wisconsin Regional.