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FIRSTOn Sept.13, 2009, the annual FIRST Lego League drew 1,000 participants, almost 300 teams of students , each made up of to 10 members, ages 9 to 14. As part of the competition, each team will program a robot to conduct a series of tasks and give a 5-minute presentation on the year’s theme, transportation. The finalists will face off at  Florida Tech in Melbourne next February. Read more of the news story in

The vision of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”

FIRST, founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

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Discipline: Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology, Computers

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