Extreme Frisbee Playing Robots and their counterparts take over Javits at the 13th annual New York City FIRST Science and Technology Celebration


Extreme Frisbee Playing Robots and their counterparts take over Javits at the 13th annual New York City FIRST Science and Technology Celebration
Winning teams from FIRST Robotics, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Lego League move on to the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO.

New York, NY – March 18, 2013 – Over 2,000 students comprising over 200 robotics teams from across the United States, Brazil, Turkey and the United Kingdom competed in three unique events at the 13th Annual New York City FIRST Science and Technology Celebration for a spot at the World Championships to be held in St. Louis MO on April 24-27, 2013.
The mega event comprised three distinct and unique competitions held over the course of three days including:

NYC FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) – Ultimate Ascent – FRC combines sports excitement with the rigors of science and technology.  Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to fund, design a brand, exercise teamwork, and build and program robots to perform tasks against competitors.  This year’s regional winners include team 694 – Stuyvesant High School, and team 3137 – Connetquot Central School District.  More information on FRC can be found by going to:  http://www.nycfirst.org/programs/frc.  The awards ceremony can be viewed by going to:

NYC FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) – Ring it Up – FTC is designed for head-to-head competition.  Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.  This year’s competition champions include team 4017 – Robopandas from Sewankha NY, team 5477 – Innovo from Hewlett, NY and team 5602 – Bionic Gaels from Somers, NY.   More information can be found at http://www.nycfirst.org/programs/ftc.  The final competition can be viewed by going to:

NYC FIRST LEGO League Championship (FLL) – Senior Solutions – FLL introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.  FLL teams, guided by their imaginations, discover exciting career possibilities and learn to make positive contributions to society.  Winning teams include RoboTron – RoboMindTech, Raging Tigers – Neighborhood Group, and NYCitizens – Brics-2-Bots.  More information can be found at http://www.nycfirst.org/programs/fll.  Photos from the competition can be viewed by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.571606239524550.1073741826.186994991319012&type=1&l=755bfe3a9c

For a complete list of winners, please visit http://www.nycfirst.org/nyc-first-news/new-york-city-first-regional-championship-results.

For more information on New York City FIRST, please goto http://www.nycfirst.org.

Note to editors: Photos available upon request.

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NYC FIRST is the Regional Office of FIRST®, the 501c3 not-for-profit organization created to inspire youth to pursue studies and careers in science and technology and to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the technologically-driven global economy.


George Nikanorov
DATA Inc. on behalf of New York City FIRST
(201) 802-9800 x 387 / (862) 268-0481

Yin Chang
Phoenix Marketing Communications
973-748-4878 x 100

Maureen O’Connell
Cone Communications
(617) 939-8330

Patricia Daly
Regional Director
New York City FIRST
(718) 260-3383


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