Sunday, March 18, 2012

NYC Regionals FIRST Robotics Competition Mar. 16-18, 2012

Do you know where I was after superving Saturda School? I went to the Jacob Javits Center to check out and cheer the Robo Wizards as they went into a tough field against 65 other teams.

FIRST is a celebration of students using STEM, creativity, and strategic thinking to demonstrate how their robots are able to outmaneuver opponents, gain points, and balance on an extremely slick surface.

In between the matches, and there are many, the students do line dances to popular favorite tunes. Different team mascots parade on the first floor. There is a spirit of sportsmanship as well as vested interest in cheering on one's team when the robot and the drivers are on the field. Check out the cheering section for the Robo Wizards. Team 522's mascot wearer - Malcolm Lewis - of course. I wonder if you can guess which one he is.

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