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Albany Academy for Girls hosts robotic competition

January 13, 2018 10:22 PM

ALBANY - The annual FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament took place at Albany Academy for Girls on Saturday.

Twenty-two teams throughout New York state and Canada have designed, built, and programed a robot. The robots then battled it out at Saturday’s competition.

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FIRST is a non-profit that is meant to engage students in science and technology.

“Most of the best new jobs that are going to be created in this country in the next few years are in the STEM fields and programs like those offered by FIRST really focus on getting young people excited about STEM programming technology,” said Pace University professor Rick Kline.

Teams were competing for a chance to advance to the regional championships at Pace University next month.

 

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