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Rochester: Assembly Required

The crowd roars, the air is thick with team spirit and the stands are rumbling as if you were at a championship sporting event in the final minutes of the game. This event is huge, the clock is ticking down and we are awaiting the final shots but the playing fields consist of robots, remote controlsmoon rocks and mars rovers? Meet area students who put science FIRST. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is an organization founded by Dean Kamen, who is working to make science and technology available to every kid in the world. And beyond that make it fun! Every year FIRST holds robotics competitions drawing thousands of teams to participate. Assembly Required catches up with some students at the Wings of Eagles Science Center who are at the grassroots of building. You will also meet Team TRX-145 out of Norwich, New York. Follow this team on their journey to The Rochester Institute of Technology to compete at the Regional FIRST competition and see what all the excitement is about.
Date Added: April 26th, 2010

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