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04-018
For Release: March 17, 2004

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 for the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition that will take place at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center in Cleveland Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public; admission is free. With remote-controlled robots they designed and built, teams of students from 60 high schools from five states will vie for first place and a space at the championship competition held April 15-17 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The robotics competition is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people, their schools and their communities.

Please air this information from March 21 through March 27.

10 seconds:

Robots will square off on March 26th and 27th at the CSU Convocation Center in the third annual Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Open to public and free.


20 seconds:

Remote-controlled robots built by teams of students from 60 high schools will challenge one another for first place in the third annual Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the CSU Convocation Center on March 26th and 27th. The whole family will enjoy this exciting free event.


30 seconds:

Witness a most unusual competition of strategy and skill. Teams of students from 60 high schools from five states will converge on Cleveland on March 26th and 27th. With remote-controlled robots they designed and built, they will battle each other for first place in the third 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, contact Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 or go to: http://www.firstbuckeye.org

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

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