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High School Robotics Teams Compete at Otterbein University

May 18, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Forty-four high school robotics clubs will compete in the WOW District Championship from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, in the Rike Center at Otterbein University. The WOW Alliance consists of FIRST Robotics teams from West Virginia, Ohio and Western/Central Pennsylvania. WOW is hosted by the PAST Foundation.
 
The teams competed this past season in regional events around the country.  Based on this season’s results, teams qualified for an invitation to participate in the WOW District Championship. For more details on the event, including details about the game, go to www.wowrobotics.org.
 
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. FIRST provides the FIRST Robotics Competition for high school students, FIRST Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12, FIRST LEGO League for Grades 4-8, and FIRST LEGO League Jr. for Grades K-3.  For more information, visit www.firstinspires.org.
 
The Point at Otterbein University, a STEAM innovation center, is home to Educational Robotics of Central Ohio (ERCO), a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity supporting students in their pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through our leadership, sponsorship and support of FIRST.

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