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1/3/2014 - Robotics season opens at Wallops Visitor's Center - Click here to print this information

FIRST Robotics competition seasons kicks off Saturday, January 4 as high school students from across Delmarva will learn about the 2014 challenge that will pit them in competition with other students from the mid-Atlantic, to across the nation, and around the world.

From 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 4, at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitors Center, students from several Eastern Shore teams will gather to learn what task befalls them in the 2014 FIRST Robotics competition. The public is invited to attend.

Amy Davis, FIRST Robotics coordinator at NASA Wallops, said, Every year there are more and more students and adults on the Eastern Shore interested in robotics programs. There is a lot of excitement when these students get together and use their ingenuity to solve the challenges placed before them. Its a lot of fun!

This years kick-off day will include check-in from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. An engineering challenge will be conducted from 9:30 to 10:15am. This will lead up to the live announcement of the 2014 game challenge from FIRST headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire,

Davis said, "The kick-off day is open to the public to encourage more students in elementary, middle, and high school to take part in the robotics programs in their schools and across the Shore. You don't have to be a member of an established robotics team to attend."

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