We’re putting together a bunch of data to figure out where to start teams in our region, and what type. It’s a complex issue, so we are starting with some basic data and building on that.
Before we go through the trouble of putting some statistics together, I was wondering if something like this has been done before: How many FIRST (and, for that matter, other types of robotics teams) in each state? How about the distribution compared to a population density map (probably zip code resolution is good enough).
I’d really be interested in seeing how something like that breaks down for a place like Michigan (with 2739 teams in all FIRST programs last year, plus Vex teams, etc), too.
If no one has that info, I’m going to work on it with some students and we’ll report back what we find. Should be interesting.