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Robotics Competition at Clemson

By NickNielsen ·
<a href=http://usfirst.org>FIRST</a> is a non-profit organization founded by Dean Kamen. FIRST is an acronym for For Inspiration and Research in Science and Technology.

This is primarily a heads-up for the peers in the South Carolina upstate area. If you are curious about some of the things high school students are doing these days, FIRST is holding its Palmetto Regional at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson on March 25, 26, and 27. Parking and admission are both free.

I've been working with FIRST for eight years now and have enjoyed it immensely. FIRST teams at all levels need engineers, programmers, technicians, business managers, marketers, and many more to provide guidance, act as mentors, and volunteer at events. For all peers, if you'd like to work with a team in your area, you can start at <a href="http://usfirst.org/what/frc/content.aspx?id=372">this page</a> to get an idea of what's available; most FRC teams have a web site. If you have the time and the inclination, this is an excellent chance to earn any community service points required by your employer while also enjoying yourself immensely.

Yes, this is a sales pitch, because I (and many others) think FIRST is a worthy cause. Deal with it. :)

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