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PV STEMNet Announcement: Pioneer Valley District FIRST Robotics Competition
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- Subject: PV STEMNet Announcement: Pioneer Valley District FIRST Robotics Competition
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 14:53:07 -0500
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Educators, parents and students, business people and stakeholders and
STEM education in Pioneer Valley,
You are invited to the inaugural Pioneer Valley District FIRST Robotics
Competition on Friday and Saturday, March 6 7, 2015 at the MassMutual
Center in Springfield, MA. We will be hosting 35 high school teams (out
of 175) from around New England competing with and against each other
to earn a spot in the NE District Championship at WPI in April, and
possibly qualify to go onto the World Championships in St. Louis!
We invite you to join us, tour the "pits" where teams work on their
robots, "NASCAR-style," then have a seat to watch a competition match
or stay all day.
The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport
with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited
resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged
to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build
and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of
competitors. Its as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can
get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to
guide each team.
Recycle RushSM is the name of the design challenge this year where
alliances of three 120-pound robots stack 'crates' and 'recycling
barrels' and pick up 'litter' to score points and potentially move on
to the next level.
Doors open each day at 8:00 am and the event is free and open to the
public. For more information, go to www.nefirst.org and click on
Springfield/Pioneer Valley Event or email to email@example.com.
NE FIRST would like to thank our Founding and Regional Sponsors:
United Technologies Corporation ? BAE Systems ? Fairchild Semiconductor
PTC? ebm-papst ? Texas Instruments ? WPI
About FIRST--Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to
inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.
Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative
programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while
motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology,
and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500
companies and more than $20 million in college scholarships.
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