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03/13/06 Robotic team sponsored by Sierra College CACT to promote technical education

 

Robotic team sponsored by Sierra College CACT to promote technical education

   
Granite Bay students’ robot will compete in FIRST March 23-25 in Davis Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies sponsors group

ROCKLIN – After an intense six weeks of building a robot out of a set of standard parts plus any they could manufacture, collect or buy within a prescribed budget, high school students residing in South Placer County are ready for their robot to compete in the Sacramento Regional FIRST competition. The robot will play a basketball-like game with and against other teams' entries.

Visuals:
•  Students working together to fine-tune, repair and operate robots in competition
•  Robots “playing” basketball to score points for the team

Interviews:
•  Stephen Miller, Granite Bay High School Teacher and Robotics Club Advisor, will be available for interviews at the competition on Fri., March 24 and Sat., March 25.

•  Sandra Scott of Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, a sponsor of the Granite Bay-based club, is available for interviews prior to the event.

Event:
•  Sacramento Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition , at Activities and Recreation Center , UC Davis

•  Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 starting at 9am on both days

Competition:
The FIRST Robotics Competition is multinational and attracts 25,000 young people on 1000 teams to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way -- www.usfirst.org and http://firstsac.engineering.ucdavis.edu/pages/competition.html.

Purpose:
To learn teamwork, develop design and technical skills and practice sportsmanship.

Sponsors:
The Granite Bay High School-based team is sponsored by Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, Intel, PASCO Scientific and Wachovia Securities. Employers believe participation will inspire students to consider technical careers.

The mission of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies is to support companies with employee training, technology deployment and industry development. Since 1997, the Sierra College CACT has supported manufacturers and technology companies in Northern California from Sacramento to the Oregon border . A complete list of services and training topics is available at sierracollegetraining.com or contact Sandra Scott at 916-660-7801.

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