The following is an announcement-
FIRST Robotics Teams from New York City Public Schools
To Share Robots with the Public
at the Sony Plaza Atrium on Wednesday, July 11
WHAT: The Sony Wonder Technology Lab will host award-winning high school and middle school students from the New York City area involved in the nationally recognized FIRST Robotics program, as they demonstrate and share with the public uniquely designed robots they created for recent national robotics competitions. The students will also encourage visitors to interact with their robots in a hands-on learning environment, while teaching them how the robots were made and sharing the challenges they faced in building them.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway™, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST designs accessible innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
WHO: More than 30 FIRST Robotics students from the High School of Computers and Technology and Lehman High School in the Bronx, Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, and MS 217Q in Queens.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WHERE:The Sony Plaza Atrium
550 Madison Avenue at 56th St, New York City
CONTACT: Lisa Davis, 212-833-6033, [email protected]