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WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Academy will host the NE FIRST Northern CT Regional Robotics Competition Qualifier Feb. 28 through March 1. More than 30 high school teams from throughout New England will compete in this week one qualifier.
FIRST is a 25-year-old program which encourages students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program has students design and build a robot to compete with and against other teams. The students have three months to design and build their robot.
The event is free and open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 29 and at 9 a.m. March 1.
“FIRST is one of the largest and best supported robotics events in the Connecticut. Many of the different manufacturing companies in Connecticut support FIRST,” said Peter Sumner, STEM teacher and robotics club advisor at The Woodstock Academy. “Hosting the event is a great opportunity for our students to see how big the event is and provide a chance to volunteer at the event.”
To make an event of this scale work, FIRST relies on dozens of local volunteers, high school age students and adults, for both skilled and unskilled jobs. Info:


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