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03-012
For Release: February 26, 2003

Sally V. Harrington
Media Relations Office
216/433-2037
Sally.V.Harrington@nasa.gov


Public Service Announcements

Following are 10, 20 and 30-second public service announcements about the Buckeye Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that will take place at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center in Cleveland March 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Sixty-four teams of high school students will be remotely controlling the robots they designed and constructed in a battle for first place and the right to move on to the championship event at Reliant Arena in Houston at the end of April.

Please air this information through March 8.

10 seconds:

Robots will square off on March 7th and 8th at the CSU Convocation Center in the second annual Buckeye Regional "FIRST" Robotics Competition. Open to public. Free.

20 seconds:

Remote-controlled robots built by teams of students from 64 high schools will challenge one another for first place in the second annual Buckeye Regional "FIRST" Robotics Competition at the CSU Convocation Center on March 7th and 8th. The whole family will enjoy this exciting competition. Free.

30 seconds:

Witness a most unusual competition of strategy and skill. Teams of students from 64 high schools from six states and Canada will converge on Cleveland on March 7th and 8th. With remote-controlled robots they designed and built, they will battle each other for first place in the second annual Buckeye Regional "FIRST" Robotics Competition at the CSU Convocation Center. The public is invited to watch the competition and cheer the teams on. Admission is free.

For further information about the Buckeye Regional, go to: http://www.firstbuckeye.org.

Information about FIRST can be found at: http://www.usfirst.org

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