I want to thank the coaches and students from the High School of Computers and Technology, Lehman High School, Stuyvesant High School, and MS 217Q for making today's FIRST event in Sony Plaza Atrium so successful.
There were many adults and children visiting the Sony Wonder Technology Lab who had a wonderful opportunity to see what FIRST is about.
Cindy Hsu, anchor of WCBS-TV, spent a lot of time interviewing students and coaches while learning about FIRST.
In addition she accepted my invitation to attend next year's NYC FIRSTRegional at the Javits Center.
Dr. Ryoji Chubach (Sony President and Electronics CEO) stopped by to talk with the coaches and students. He even had time to drive some of the robots.
Getting Missing Pieces Replaced You can get missing pieces replaced. Please contact LEGO at 800-422-5346 and refer to model set 9698 FLL Mission Model Set. You can also find this information for Online Parts Replacement Assistance on page 111 of the FLL coaches handbook.
So do we!! The NYC FIRST Communications Committee is working hard at making sure MEDIA is aware of your FIRST experiences and about all the great stuff you are achieving through your FIRST team! For that we need YOUR help!
Is FIRST making a positive difference for you and your kids or in any one helped you as a teacher? What topics are you researching and why? Have you done a remarkable research or discovery...? Do you have an amazing mentor who has made a huge difference for your team? Has FIRST in any way changed or influenced your role as a teacher? Has your school implemented changes as an outcome of FIRST participation? Has your team overcome significant obstacles to participate this year? Is there something cool happening with your team? Are you mentoring a team in China? Is your grandma an electrical engineer advising your team? Is there any story about your team you would like to share for possible Media interest? Everything counts! Please let us know by sending a story brief to firstname.lastname@example.org - or leave a message with NYC FIRST Office at 718 260 3383 and a member of our NYC Media Committee will reach you at your convenience.
Every year, in conjunction with the FIRST organization (www.usfirst.org) and as part of its K-12 broad array of initiatives, NYU-Poly inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in robotics tournaments that build science, engineering and technology skills, while inspiring innovation and fostering well-rounded life skills.
On September 25, 2010 the NYC FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) Committee - led by Poly Alumni - will launch "Body Forward," a FIRST 2010 FLL challenge designed for youth age 9 to 14 with the purpose of exploring the cutting-edge world of biomedical engineering, discovering innovative ways to repair injuries, overcoming genetic predispositions, and maximizing the body's potential with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives. More info about Body Forward can be found at www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/resourcecenter.aspx?id=950#2010bodyforwardchallenge.
The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog's legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog