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GCRI at 2016 NYC FIRST Regional Competition & Expo

3/12/2016 - 3/13/2016 | Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

GCRI at 2016 NYC FIRST Regional Competition & Expo

GCRI Director Dr. Joann Halpern attended the 2016 New York City Regional Competition & Expo as a special VIP guest.

NYC FIRST's programs provide students with hands-on learning opportunities to expand their knowledge of science and engineering while simultaneously fostering life skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.

Students from high schools in Arizona, New York, Brazil, China, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition, showcasing their creative problem solving and technical skills while tackling this year's IRSTSTRONGHOLD challenge.

The entire range of FIRST programs was on display over the course of the weekend, including the LEGO League Junior Expo, the LEGO League NYC Championship, and Tech Challenge teams demonstrating their robots. In addition, the event featured the New York City Science and Technology College & Career Expo.

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