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Details of DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented by The Boeing Company Robotics Game Revealed

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January 05, 2019

Inventor and a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Fampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTC2AEampindex1ampmd5628985444216187b3393b1412c1b6f9f relnofollowiFIRSTisupsupa Founder a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Fnode2F2541ampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorDeanKamenampindex2ampmd5d1f7729f9a7c897256c3c013c277851d relnofollowDean Kamena launched the 2019 a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Frobotics2Ffrcampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTC2AERoboticsCompetitionampindex3ampmd5150de4c943192e90f2a5a3646d49991d relnofollowiFIRSTisupii supRobotics Competitiona season today with the Kickoff of a new robotics game called a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Frobotics2Ffrc2Fgameandseason3Futmsource3Dpressrelease26utmmedium3Dwire26utmcampaign3Dfrckickoff019ampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorDESTINATION3ADEEPSPACEPresentedByTheBoeingCompanyampindex4ampmd563c07af7d3bf80dbabe3bb45e1d23674 relnofollowDESTINATION DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Companya before a crowd of 1200 people including New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and US Rep Chris Pappas DNHi iat Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester New Hampshire hometown of iFIRSTi Headquarters Nearly 100000 highschool students on 3790 teams at 146 venues around the globe joined the 2019 Kickoff via a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwtwitchtv2Fvideos2F359263098ampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorlivebroadcastampindex5ampmd5d3a6d8f399559601267b7930a91dc503 relnofollowlive broadcasta pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Kamen president of DEKA Research amp Development encouraged students to take the inspiration and skills they gain from iFIRST ito solve critical problems We are here to make sure you have the tools to cure cancer build clean energy supplies and make water food and cybersecurity available worldwide to make the world a better healthier place he said p p a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fyoutube2FMew6GogPIampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorDESTINATION3ADEEPSPACEampindex6ampmd5b7158b8ab97fc1f732822ab671fcd579 relnofollowDESTINATION DEEP SPACEa finds iFIRST iRobotics Competition teams collecting samples on Planet Primus Two competing alliances will combat unpredictable terrain and weather patterns making remote robot operation essential to their mission on the planet With only two minutes and thirty seconds until liftoff the alliances must gather as many cargo pods as possible and prepare their spaceships for departure before the next sandstorm arrives p p At todays Kickoff teams were shown the DESTINATION DEEP SPACE game field and challenge details for the first time and received the Kickoff Kit from the Kit of Parts which is made up of motors batteries control system components construction materials and a mix of additional automation components with limited instructions p p Working with adult mentors students have limited time to design build program and test their robots to meet the seasons engineering challenge Once these young inventors build a robot their teams will participate in one or more of the global 173 Regional and District events that measure the effectiveness of each robot the power of collaboration and the determination of students p p By participating in iFIRSTi students gain confidence to explore the innovation process while learning valuable science engineering technology teamwork and problemsolving skills iFIRSTi Robotics Competition participants are eligible to apply for more than a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Fscholarshipsampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchor2480millioninFIRSTScholarshipsampindex7ampmd5239b3792aff528139ac9528661c0013a relnofollow80 million in iFIRST iScholarshipsa from leading colleges and universities Students also learn and apply the iFIRSTi ethos of iGracious Professionalismisupsup p p The Boeing Company is the presenting sponsor for the 2019 iFIRSTi Robotics Competition season As a iFIRSTi Strategic Partner Boeing supports iFIRSTi in many ways including sponsorship of teams employee volunteerism and mentorship scholarships and financial contributions In February 2018 a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Fabout2Fpressroom2Fboeinginvestsinfirsttoinspireyounginnovatorsampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorthecompanyprovideda2415milliongranttoFIRSTampindex8ampmd5f727f0fd9cbe46fef07dcfe1a4a11df4 relnofollowthe company provided a 15 million grant to iFIRSTiai ipart of a broader 35 million commitment i ito assist in the development of targeted mentorship programs that increase STEM diversity proficiency and interest among K12 students p p Through charitable grants which fund STEM programs like iFIRSTi Boeing ensures students develop the skills they need to succeed in the future said John Blazey vice president of Boeing Global Engagement Exposure to STEM subjects and experiences provides students opportunities to hone their critical thinking skills and learn to collaborate with one another skills critical in todays marketplace p p The 2019 iFIRST iRobotics Competition Kickoff is powered by Rockwell Automation A longtime sponsor and iFIRSTi Strategic Partner for more than 10 years Rockwell Automation provides an innovative product donation to help fully automate a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fyoutube2FHeRJkNFuK3gampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTRoboticsCompetitionfieldmanagementandscoringsystemsampindex9ampmd550a3df329f5e05e73e673a4146a5e76c relnofollowiFIRSTi Robotics Competition field management and scoring systemsa Rockwell Automation also provides team sponsorships through employee volunteers who serve as team mentors judges referees and other key roles p p Our support of STEM programs like iFIRSTi is one of the best investments we can make for the future of our company and industry said Blake Moret Rockwell Automation Chairman amp CEO The science and technology experiences that students gain from iFIRST iprograms provide a strong foundation for their future careers and we invest in these nextgeneration leaders to help maintain a strong workforce of young men and women who like technology and the possibilities it unlocks p p The 2019 iFIRSTi Robotics Competition Kickoff event is an opportunity for teams from all over the world to come together as a community to share in the excitement of seeing the new game unveiled Teams at local Kickoffs in Australia Canada Dominican Republic Israel Mexico Turkey and the United States watched the proceedings via live broadcast p p For a replay of the Kickoff broadcast click a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwtwitchtv2Ffirstinspiresampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorhereampindex10ampmd5ded165b2f940691a213d33953f7eff65 relnofollowherea p p To find iFIRSTi Robotics Competition events andor teams in your area visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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appreciation of science and technology in young people Based in Manchester NH iFIRST idesigns accessible innovative programs to build selfconfidence knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science technology and engineering With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 80 million in college scholarships the notforprofit organization hosts the a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwfirstinspiresorg2Frobotics2Ffrcampesheet51921472ampnewsitemid20190105005011amplanenUSampanchorFIRSTC2AERoboticsCompetitionampindex14ampmd55d2ded4f725d4c87494ad60740c8dbaa relnofollowiFIRSTisupi isupRobotics Competitiona for students in Grades 912 a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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