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Georgia--more than 8,500 high school students from across the country with 344 robots competed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship.

GEORGIA -- More than 8,500 high school students from across the country with 344 robots competed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, held April 12-14. Free and open to the public, the annual event, administered by the public charity FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), wrapped up its 16th and largest-ever season. It followed 37 regional competitions held in March, from which teams were invited to the championship based on their performance in competitive play, sportsmanship and the development of partnerships among schools, businesses and communities. FIRST participants are eligible for nearly $8 million in college scholarships.
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Title Annotation:AROUND THE COUNTRY
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U5GA
Date:May 1, 2007
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