Friday, January 10, 2014

SSC kicks off FIRST

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- Thirty-three teams from Louisiana and Mississippi high schools traveled to Stennis Space Center Jan. 4 for the kickoff of the 2014 FIRST Robotics season. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) exposes students to science, technology, engineering and math education and careers while making the experience fun. More than 350 students, mentors and officials visited Stennis for the kickoff, the 10th year that the rocket engine test center has hosted the season-opening event. Kickoff events also were held in 91 cities across the nation and world, attracting 70,000 high school students. The 2014 Bayou Regional Competition is scheduled at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, La., on April 3-5. (Source: Stennis Space Center, 01/07/14)