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6th Annual San Diego FIRST® Robotics Regional Competition - March 3-4, 2012www.sandiegoregional.com FREE EVENT Close to 60 Southern California high schools will bring 1500+ students, 58 life-sized robots plus teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to compete in the 6th Annual San Diego FIRST® Robotics Regional Competition. Known as the “Super Bowl of Smarts”, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a program founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire more young people to get involved in science and engineering. Under strict rules, limited resources, and deadlines, high school teams of approximately 25 students design, build, and program robots in 6 weeks to compete in this local supercharged event in hopes of earning a spot at the Championship event to be held in St. Louis in April. Half of the teams competing are from San Diego county.
Taking a page out of the book of sports, Kamen has turned science education into a high energy, high action competition. This year’s game, “Rebound Rumble”, challenges teams to play the game of basketball while transversing a field of obstacles. This sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more.
In addition to watching the matches, spectators are encouraged to tour the pits located on the floor of the arena to visit with teams and see their engineering know-how in action. Event Website: www.sandiegoregional.com
February 6, 2012 at 7:33 p.m.
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