Robots, Rock and a Whole Lot More

This last weekend I had the pleasure to attend the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition Season Kick Off and Reception on behalf of the X PRIZE Foundation. It was an amazing experience! The game challenge was revealed which strongly emphasizes FIRST Robotics Challenge youth to collaborate with the younger FIRST groups- FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge. The next six weeks will definitely test the strengths of new and senior level teams. STEM skills will definitely be mastered in this season’s challenge.

The audience at the Kick Off event also had the great opportunity to hear some very inspirational speeches from government leaders, sponsors and even from one pretty cool rock and roll artist. Attached is a picture of Will-i-am from the Black Eyed Peas and Dean Kamen talking about their passion for STEM education and how robots can change the world. Get ready Google Lunar X PRIZE Teams, you got some competition.

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