Faculty Advisor

Doyle, James Kevin

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Bradley A


The FIRST Robotics Competition was founded to inspire students and promote the education and involvement of young adults in science and engineering, where students, teachers and professionals could build a robot to compete in a new game every year. One of the biggest hurdles students face when designing is obtaining solid technological information and connecting and working with others. To help overcome these obstacles, the project team designed and tested a social networking website to allow the members to share knowledge and skills, and resources that are beneficial in all aspects of building a robot and running a team. This website, the "ThinkTank", contains articles and community features, and a framework to accommodate more tools for the future.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering