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Louisiana, Mississippi Teams Compete in Robotics Event
 
Supporters cheer their teams on during the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Competition in Kenner on March 15-17.
Supporters cheer their teams on during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Bayou Regional Competition in Kenner on March 15-17. The annual tournament attracted 49 high school teams from six states. Teams competed with robots built over a six-week span earlier this year, vying for a chance to advance to competition finals April 26-28 in St. Louis. NASA and Stennis Space Center are strong supporters of FIRST Robotics and the Bayou Regional event with team coaches, mentors, training, judges, referees, a machine shop and other volunteers.