Syosset Robotics Hosts Regional Workshop

Members of the Syosset High School robotics program recently served as hosts for the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics scrimmage and workshop. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization that sponsors a variety of robotics competitions to inspire young people to build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation and foster self-confidence and leadership characteristics. Students who participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge design, build and program aspects of robot development. This student-led event was held at the Composite Prototyping Center in Plainview.

FIRST teams from Syosset, Half Hollow Hills East, Oyster Bay, Massapequa and the Murry Bergtraum School in New York City attended. Teams used the day to test and modify their robots in a friendly competition environment. Students also had an opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art CPC composites manufacturing facility and network with local engineering professionals.

The FIRST Tech Challenge was coordinated to provide an opportunity for Long Island and New York City robotics teams to collaborate and practice for upcoming regional qualifying robotics competitions.

Pictured are members of the Syosset HS Robotics FIRST team with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers, alongside their robot.