Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robot Teams fundraise for Haiti Children at Madison High School

Reporters and editors: This is a great event at one of our schools this
weekend that involves students from San Diego Unified, around the county,
and outside San Diego County as well. Contact Marion Brooks (see below) for
information, as this is not a San Diego Unified event.


Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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FIRST Robotics
www.usfirst.org <http://www.usfirst.org>  

Robots Playing Baseball Take Over Madison High School
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Jan. 16

Einstein¹s Daughters 2009 World Champions Have Hot Shots for Haiti
CONTACT: Marion Brooks
(Cell: 858-229-4479)
FIRST ® Tech Challenge San Diego Regional Draws over 300 students from all
over California & Canada

Hot Shots is a Robotic Baseball Game
Harnessing the Power of Sports to Promote the Possibilities
In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Who: FIRST <http://www.usfirst.org/> ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of
Science and Technology) launches its FIRST Robotics Competition (FTC®) 2010
season will include more than 300 teams (over 15,000 high-school students)
participating in 50 regional and district events. All teams were shown the
2010 game field for the first time in September and received a common Kit of
Parts made up of motors, batteries, a control system, and a mix of
automation components ­ but no instructions. They have had 4 months to
design and build robots to meet this year¹s engineering challenge.

What: Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen
<http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/content.aspx?id=48> founded FIRST in 1989 to
inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. The FIRST
Robotics Competition (FRC®)  is an annual competition that challenges
high-school students ­ working alongside professional Mentors ­ to design
and build a robot of their own, and compete in a Œvarsity sport for the
mind¹ that measures the effectiveness of each robot, the power of teamwork
and collaboration, and Gracious Professionalism. Students build and program
their own robots against a field of competitors and experience the
excitement of science, engineering, technology and innovation.

One of the teams, "Einstein's Daughters," an all-girls team, has spearheaded
the drive to raise money for the Haiti relief.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010
Where: Madison High School
4833 Doliva Drive, San Diego, CA 92117-3299
(858) 496-8410

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