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FIRST Robotics Open House set for June 25 at Penn State York

Photo of students and robots.
Penn State York is hosting a FIRST Robotics Open House on June 25. In January, York campus hosted a regional qualifier for the First Tech Challenge (FTC), one of the programs to learn more about at the open house.
6/12/2014 —

Parents, students, teachers, administrators, business leaders, and anyone else interested in getting a first-hand look at the various For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) programs should plan to attend the open house set for Wednesday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Penn State York. The program, in the Ralph G. and Madeline B. Swenson Engineering Center, is free and open to the public.

Attendees will hear about programs for students ages 8-18. The FIRST organization was founded in1989 by Dean Kamen, an accomplished inventor, who wanted to inspire young people to discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math.

The evening will include robot demonstrations and an opportunity to talk with FIRST students and mentors. Materials outlining how to get involved in FIRST, at any level, will also be available.

For more information, contact Marshall F. Coyle, associate professor of engineering at Penn State York, at mfc5@psu.edu or (717) 771-4113.

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