Boilermaker Regional site

Hello people!

Below is the Boilermaker Regional website. Please be patient, as we are updating it continuously. Check back periodically for new updates.

The event will be held March 16-18, 2006 at the Purdue University Armory. Awards ceremonies will be held in Elliott hall, as they were last year. I hope to see many of you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to post or PM me.


Great site! The regional was great last year…is it possible to make it any better? :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes. And it will be… :slight_smile:

The Boilermaker website has been redone and updated, so check it out to see what’s going on.
It is continually being updated with information as it’s available.

Please encourage your friends and family to volunteer if possible! They can do so by going to VIMS thru

i second that

i dont think it could get any better

Be sure to check out the scholarship opportunities available at the Boilermaker Regional. The deadline for the Boilermaker scholarships is February 1, 2006.

Be sure to apply…you could certainly win :slight_smile: Many other regionals offer scholarships as well. Applications for the Boilermaker Regional Scholarships as well as a link to the master list of FIRST-related scholarships is on our website:

If your team is looking for a second regional, or are wait-listed for your event, consider coming to West Lafayette in March…we still have some spots open! You’ll want to hurry though…you have to commit by the end of January.


yeah last years regional was awesome we will be missing you guys this year. 1108 is going to milwaukee… see new faces and all but boilermaker was awesome see ya guys

-curtis :cool: shirk - 1108

There are a couple of things that would make it better.

  1. Have the Purdue Glee Club or Purdue Band perform the Star Spangled Banner.

  2. Invite and welcome the Governor, Legislators and officials from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Department of Education.

Go Boilers

Randy Decker
Purdue EET - 1978

Both were done last year. #2 will be done again this year. There are conflicts with #1 that prevent it from happening but it would be cool. (actually not sure if the Band was asked, but being spring break it’s difficult to round a lot of these groups up).

Has anyone been contacted about being accepted as a volunteer or is it still too soon.
I want to be an inspector again this year :slight_smile: It was fun.
It was really fun telling a rookie team that there robot was too light and they needed to add weight :smiley:

The Thunderhawks, Team 1038, will be there again this year.

The lead volunteers have already been selected. Did you sign up using VIMS?

Actually, we need Field Reset, Pit Administration, Safety and Queuing volunteers for any or all of the three days, and Robot Inspectors, especially for Thursday. Wayne, if you have signed up, you should be receiving something shortly.

It’s just not an Indiana regional without that wig and silly pants. :wink:

I assure you and others - the Boilermaker Regional has an awesome group working to make it even better than last year. And if you were there last year, you know just what that means. :slight_smile:

Actually, we need Field Reset, Pit Administration, Safety and Queuing volunteers for any or all of the three days, and Robot Inspectors, especially for Thursday. Wayne, if you have signed up, you should be receiving something shortly.

I signed up for inspector and safety.

It’s just not an Indiana regional without that wig and silly pants

What do you mean silly? You’re just jealous :smiley:

Hey students, we need your help!

If you’re planning on attending the Boilermaker Regional (as a student), we’d like to fill out a quick demographics survey. Collecting this information helps us communicate the success of the event to our sponsors and will help us improve the Boilermaker Regional in the future.

You can fill out the survey anonymously, but if you give us your contact information you will be entered in a drawing to win a basketball autographed by the #10 Purdue Women’s Basketball Team! You won’t receive any information from Purdue or our partners unless you indicate that you want to.


I recommend filling it out - usually I dislike surveys because they take a while, but this one took about 30 seconds.

There will be a College/Career Fair at the Boilermaker Regional on Thursday, March 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM. We invite you to eat dinner, narrow your college choices and explore career opportunities.

Participants include:

  • General Motors
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue University
  • Rose-Hulman
  • Taylor University - Upland
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Valparaiso University

Stop by their booths to chat, ask questions, pick up materials and win prizes. Pizza will be provided starting at 5:00 PM. You must register below or in the Armory before 10:00 AM Thursday in order to get two free slices of pizza.

If you are interested, be sure to sign up online or at the regional before 10:00 AM on Thursday the 16th to get two free slices of pizza!

Also, if you haven’t filled out the survey yet, please do so!


Hey guys!

1319 Golden Strip Robotics can’t wait for the Boilermaker Regional!!

After attending Florida, Indiana should be pretty cold but we’ll manage! :wink:

Just wondering if any veteran teams could shed some light, tips, or advice about the Regional.

Being a South Carolina (woo-woo) team we’ve never been that far north so we are really wondering about it!!

Thanks and can’t wait to see y’all there!!! :slight_smile:

Robochick -

I’d be happy to tell you a bit about the area. First of all, I’m very sad to tell you that we have VERY low temperatures right now (30s & 40s) after a short warm phase earlier this week. Bring warm clothing, especially because you have to wait outside the armory in the morning.

There are a lot of places near campus to go eat, most of them within 5-10 minutes walking, and there is also food in the Armory itself. If you ever need a food recommendation, there are various areas around, and also somebody from Purdue FIRST Programs or a veteran team will be happy to direct you. There is definitly food in the area though, and fairly affordable (Jimmy John’s, McDonalds, Fazoli’s, etc).

BMR has a lot of enrichment programs, mainly including tours of campus and various demos. I thought some of them would be totally over the top, but were actually really interesting. You may also want to discuss parking with anybody who’s not coming on a bus.

Good luck!

  • Genia