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EWU kicks off science and technology season

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More than 100 high school students from around the region are expected to attend the kickoff event of Eastern Washington University’s FIRST Robotics Competition Jan. 6 in the Computing and Engineering Building of the Cheney campus from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

The event combines competition with science and technology and is part of an international program, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), that strives to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Students and their adult mentors will begin their first phase of this FRC season at this event in Cheney. Teams will get a new Kit of Parts and have six weeks to design and build their robots to meet this year’s engineering challenge. They will later compete against each other regionally for the chance to compete in the FRC Pacific Northwest District Championship April 3-7 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

For more information about FIRST Robotics, visit FIRSTWa.org.

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