About the Event

In the 2021-2022 season, FIRST® FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm, FIRST® teams will explore the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit, teams will re-imagine faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies around the world.

UN Sustainable Development Goals Logo

This year, FIRST teams will address today’s global challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #9, focused on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation. By encouraging FIRST participants to think about future transportation sustainability, we’re also empowering them to be the next generation of leaders and innovators, tackling the world’s toughest challenges.

Watch Us Live

Comcast Indianapolis

Channel 81

Venue Information

Parking Map

Rose Hulman Parking map
Rose Hulman Campus Map

Venue Map

Rose Hulman Fieldhouse

Food At The Event

Food Trucks will be available through out the event. A more detailed list of options will be provided closer to the upcoming event. 

Venue Concessions will be available. Grills are not allowed to be used in or near the venue. 

Due to limited electrical capacity, crock pots are not allowed at events. Breakers have been tripped in the past and we want to be good stewards of our venues. Please exhibit the FIRST Ideal of Gracious Professionalism when setting up meal areas for teams. 

Detailed Event Food Options:

Friday 4/15

Ben’s Hot Dogs and Catering – all beef hot dogs, Polish Sausage, chips, sodas

Fast Foodies – Pulled pork nachos, Pulled pork sandwich, Cheeseburger Burger, Chili cheese waffle fries, Brisket sandwich, Waffle fries, Battered onion rings, Street tacos, Chili cheese dogs, chicken mini tacos, Pulled pork quesadilla, Corn dog nuggets, Chicken nuggets

Ben’s Hot Dogs & Pretzels – pretzels & dipping sauces

Anna’s Hands Soul Foods – soul food (menu should be here tomorrow)

Pizza Inferno – variety of pizza and breadsticks

Taco Luv (not confirmed) –

Saturday 4/16

Ben’s Hot Dogs and Catering

Fast Foodies

Taco Luv

Ben’s Pretzels

They will serve from 10am – 2pm.

Hotel Information

Please visit the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau website to learn more about local lodging opportunities:

Team Dinner & Social

Enjoy this immersive experience on the Rose-Hulman campus!

Teams will have the opportunity to eat a buffet dinner prepared by our campus food service, Bon Appetit. Cost is $10.00 per person and you can pay online when registering or with a credit/debit card at the event. We apologize, but NO CASH will be accepted by dining services.

Dinner will be followed by a special showing of “More Than Robots”, a documentary that follows four teams of teenagers from around the world as they prepare for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition.

The film will be shown in the Hatfield Hall Theater at 9 p.m. Admission to the film is free and all are welcome!

Vonderschmitt Dining Hall

Friday, April 15, 2022

Food Drive

Food Drive for State Championship

Hello Indiana FIRST Teams! FRC team 5188 is hosting a food drive to support Catholic Charities at the FIRST Robotics Competition Indiana State Championship. We would love for teams and spectators to consider participating.

Suggested items include: Soups, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Canned Vegetables, Grains, Whole Grain Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly

Catholic Charities Foodbank is a Certified Affiliate of Feeding America, the National Food Bank Network, and serves individuals in Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties.

Let’s make a difference, together!