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A First for RIT

Thirty-three teams of high school students from across the Northeast competed in the inaugural Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition held March 3-5 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – requires teams to design and build robots to play a challenging game.

The event at RIT, which drew more than 2,000 participants and spectators, was sponsored by RIT, Xerox Corp. and Bausch & Lomb Inc. with support from Eastman Kodak Co., the Gleason Foundation, the Democrat and Chronicle, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, NexPress Solutions Inc., The Pike Co., Rochester Business Journal, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. and Wilmorite Properties Inc.

For more information, go to www.firstrochester.org.

Michael Saffran