President Bush to honor FIRST students on April 30. Congressional Reception follows White House visit.
We are thrilled to announce that three FIRST teams will be honored by President George W. Bush at the White House on Monday, April 30, 2007.
Approximately one hundred students and mentors representing three of the top teams from the FIRST Community will meet with the President to share their experiences and achievements. The teams, who received top honors at this month’s FIRST Championship held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, are:
Team 1677, “Access 9” from South Bend, Indiana who was awarded the 2nd Place FIRST LEGO League Champion’s Award
Team 3053, “Occam’s Engineers” from Mendham, New Jersey who received the FIRST Vex Challenge Inspire Award
Team 365, the “Miracle Workerz” of MOE Robotics Group from Wilmington, Delaware who won the FIRST Robotics Competition 2007 Chairman’s Award
FIRST Founder Dean Kamen, FIRST Chairman John Abele, FIRST President Paul Gudonis, NASA Program Executive for Solar System Exploration Dave Lavery, and key sponsors of this visit to Washington from BAE Systems, Boston Scientific, and General Motors, will join the teams at this celebration of their achievements.
Following the White House visit, the teams will attend a Congressional Reception hosted by Congressman Jim Langevin where they will give presentations, demonstrate their robots, and share their accomplishments with members of Congress.
FIRST thanks our good friend Congressman Langevin for his recognition and encouragement of FIRST over the years. We appreciate this opportunity to recognize our Championship teams.
FIRST also thanks the following sponsors for their continued involvement as well as for their support of this event: BAE Systems, Boston Scientific, and General Motors.