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P-CEP Lightning Robotics Conquered the World!

Post Date:05/01/2017 9:04 AM
  • School NameP-CEP

Lightning Robotics 2017 World ChampsCongratulations to P-CEP's Lightning Robotics team, their alliance partners, sponsors and tireless mentors and advisers!

Together they WON the FIRST® Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis. Missouri during fierce competition April 26-29, 2017.

Excerpts from the official  FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) press release:
"This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at various venues throughout the city, including America’s Center and St. Louis Union Station.

The four-day event, attended by more than 30,000 people, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans when four teams from Kalamazoo, Michigan; San Jose, California; Canton, Michigan; and Montvale, New Jersey, earned the FIRST® Robotics Competition Winning Alliance award for this year’s game, FIRST®STEAMWORKSSM."

"FIRST Robotics Competition combines sports excitement with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to fundraise, design a brand, exercise teamwork, and build and program robots to perform tasks against competitors.
More than 83,000 students on 3,336 teams from 25 countries competed during the 2017 season."

Read the full press release for more details
"FIRST Caps Off World’s Largest Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Students"