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The 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition
 
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The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. Image Credit: FIRST

Dryden-sponsored Robotics Teams Do Well at FIRST Championships
Three high school robotics teams sponsored or supported in part by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center scored well at the national high school robotics championships.


FIRST Championship Ignites Students' Scientific Savvy
More than 10,000 students from 28 countries and 533 custom-built robots will swarm Atlanta's Georgia Dome, April 16-18, to compete in the FIRST Championship.


NASA Dryden-supported Teams Score Well In Regional Robotics Meets
Several high school robotics teams sponsored or supported in part by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center scored high in regional competitions sponsored by the FIRST organization March 27-28, with Lancaster High School's Eagle Robotics team being a member of the overall winning alliance team at the Colorado regional meet in Denver.


Louisiana, Mississippi Teams Compete in Robotics Event
Teams from 31 high schools in nine states recently competed for top honors during the 2009 FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional competition held March 19-21 in New Orleans.


NASA's Lunar Rover Concept Visits Houston Robotics Competition
NASA's next-generation lunar rover will visit hundreds of high school students as they flex their own robotic muscles at this year's FIRST Robotics Competition Lone Star Regional.


Dryden-sponsored Team Reaches Semis of FIRST Robotics Meet
The Lancaster High School robotics team, sponsored in part by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, made it to the semi-finals of the 2009 FIRST regional robotics competition in Long Beach, Calif., March 14 before being eliminated in the final round of matches.


2009 FIRST Robotics Competition
Many Americans know March Madness as a time when college basketball fans whip themselves into a frenzy rooting for their favorite team. But the phrase has a whole different meaning for high school engineering enthusiasts.
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Lunacy Rules at First Robotics Competition
Sixty-one teams from Southern California, Arizona, Brazil and Chile faced off in the Los Angeles regional FIRST Robotics Competition on March 13 and 14.


FIRST Robotics: Image of the Day
Students compete in the Washington, DC regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Washington, DC Convention Center, Saturday Feb., 28, 2009.


Robotics Competition Makes First Appearance In Washington
NASA, in cooperation with local technology firms, is sponsoring the first-ever District of Columbia regional high school robotics competition.


'Lunacy' to Prevail at High School Robotics Competition
The 2009 FIRST Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition will be held Feb. 26-28. The event is free and open to the public.


NASA Langley Encourages Local Students in Robot "Lunacy"
Students at several Hampton Roads high schools are preparing for next month's robot rumble in Richmond. NASA Langley supports the event.


FIRST Robotics Team 1868: SpaceCookies Blog   →
The SpaceCookies Robotics Team #1868 is a group of girls working and having fun with robotics in Silicon Valley, California. The team is sponsored by NASA and the Santa Clara Valley Girl Scouts and ably assisted by many mentors who give a ton of their time and energy to help the girls. The girls come from local high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area (Silicon Valley and beyond).


NASA Kicks Off 2009 First Robotics Season With Live Broadcast
NASA Television will broadcast the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Kickoff event on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 7 a.m. PST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.


High School Robotics Competition Kicks Off on Jan. 3
On Jan. 3 local high school teams get their first glimpse at the challenge that awaits them at the 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition.


NASA Kicks Off 2009 First Robotics Season With Live Broadcast
NASA Television will broadcast the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Kickoff event on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 7 a.m. PST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.


NASA's Marshall Center to Sponsor Four Student Teams from Alabama, Illinois in 'FIRST' Robotics Competitions, Set for Spring 2009
The Marshall Center will sponsor four high school engineering teams, whose mechanical and engineering marvels will compete in spring 2009 in the 16th annual FIRST Robotics Competition.


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