Building Robots in Troy


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    Destination : Deep Space!

    That's the name of this year's New York Tech Valley FIRST Robotics Competition. The three day event comes to RPI in Troy March 6-9th.

    It is free for the public to watch.

    Paul Schoch is the Director of the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also co-chair of the FIRST planning committee. He joined CBS 6 Sunday morning to discuss what this competition is all about.

    FIRST is the world’s leading child-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For nearly 30 years, FIRST has evolved into a global movement by engaging millions of people with a proven game-changer for preparing kids to solve the world’s greatest problems. FIRST programs inspire innovation and leadership through engaging, hands-on robotics challenges developed to ignite curiosity and passion in students in grades K-12. FIRST builds powerful mentorship relationships between young people and STEM professionals, helping kids gain confidence to explore the innovation process while they learn valuable science, engineering, technology, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. FIRST creates the people who will change the world – today and tomorrow.


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