"We are excited to showcase four East Metro FIRST Robotics teams to the MD&M participants," stated Mark Gryzwa, Team 3206 (Woodbury HS) Mentor & Program Director, Pain Therapy Stimulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation. "In FIRST, we are developing future engineering and business leaders through the hardest fun you'll ever have. This is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their talents and get a sense of what careers lie ahead of them."
FIRST teams have just six weeks to build their robot before sending them into 3-on-3 competitions at regional and national levels. This year's MD&M Minneapolis will showcase FIRST teams and their robots from four local schools: the Math and Science Academy Fighting Calculators, the Woodbury High Royal T Wrecks, the East Ridge High ERRORs, and the Park High Databits. Their demonstration will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm in the Center Stage, located on the show floor. Attendees will be eligible to win a Lego Mindstorms kit.
More information about the FIRST program can be found at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc.
Industry professionals interested in attending the FIRST showcase at MD&M Minneapolis should register to attend today, as space is limited. For more information on the MD&M Minneapolis Exhibition and Conference, please visit MDMminn.com.
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