Robotics Team Takes Second Place

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After facing off against 51 teams at the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, the high school Robotics team took second place.

The team earned the recognition during the March 26-28 competition, held at Hofstra University, by forming alliances with two other schools, including one from Israel. They also worked extremely hard over the past six weeks to design and program their robot with just 15 team members. The average robotics team has 30 or more members.

According to the competition website, “the FIRST Robotics Competition is a national program that challenges teams of students and their mentors to design and build a 130 pound robot in a six-week timeframe using a standard ‘kit of parts’ and a common set of rules.” The three-day event is also a showcase of the abilities of future engineers, programmers and electricians.