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Robotics Program Strong in the Tyrone Public Schools

Joe Denoyer - March 27, 2018 11:07 am

The HydroCats of Tyrone Public Schools, are proud to announce that after five seasons participating in the FIRST robotics program the Tyrone Team won the Grand Championship from the Kansas Southwest Regional Tournament. With this comes the opportunity to represent the area in the FIRST Championship World Festival in Houston Texas beginning on April 18, 2018.

 Tyrone School works year after year to inspire young people to investigate and experience mathematics, engineering, science and technology through a yearlong STEM program. FIRST Robotics provides high school students with the opportunity to design, build, and program a robot for competition. The competitions are high-tech sporting events where students learn the “joy and agony” of competition and the benefits of “gracious professionalism”. FIRST isn’t just about building robots, it’s about developing life skills. The students learn skills in relationships, teamwork, finance, fundraising, budgeting, and project management.

FIRST Robotics has grown to over 3000 teams worldwide. Corporate and community sponsors are the backbone of all FIRST teams. This program has a large budget but the evidence is overwhelming that the benefits are well worth the costs. FIRST provides students with opportunities for scholarships, internships, and the technical knowledge needed to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow. We aim to provide this experience to students, no matter what financial background they come from.

 

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