SBPLI, Inc. Helps Support FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament
This year’s challenge is “FTC® BLOCK PARTY!SM (http://usfirst.org/
The event is affiliated with New York City FIRST, with support from SBPLI. FIRST Tech Challenge was created for students in grades seven through 12 to build similar robots, utilize a smaller playing field, and costs less to participate in than the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Just like in FRC, students apply the concepts of math and science they learned at school to design, build and program robots for a competitive challenge. The FTC is open to high school teams, as well as local community-based organizations
“We are delighted to help New York City FIRST implement this FTC tournament on Long Island,” saysJoani Madarash, Executive Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. “We love helping students learn the importance of math and science with hands-on experience and encourage Long Islanders to attend this fun, competitive tournament.”
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ABOUT NEW YORK CITY FIRST®
NYC FIRST is the New York City-based non-profit affiliate of FIRST®, an international non-profit mentoring organization that was created to excite young people about science and technology, prepare today's students to enter tomorrow's advanced technology-based workplace, and provide them with valuable life skills.
NYC FIRST is dedicated to providing students from all five boroughs the opportunity to take part in FIRST programs. Participation in FIRST has a positive impact on the lives of students, increasing college attendance, majors in science and engineering, participation in internships and co-ops, and involvement in community service.
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