Georgia First Robotics Competition Promotes STEM Teaching and Learning
Hundreds of Muscogee County students are excited to take a field trip to experience the FIRST Robotics competition Friday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Columbus State University (Lumpkin Center).
FIRST Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition for K-12 students. Participants learn about engineering, business practices, and the importance of sharing the excitement of STEM with the community.
39 robots are featured and built by high school students from around Georgia that weigh approximately 150 pounds.
Teachers and students from the Muscogee County School District can expect to learn how to incorporate robotics in their classrooms.
In addition, high school students spend time interacting with other robotics teams.
The local high school FIRST Robotics team is FRC4188, which is known as the Columbus Space Program.
Students from Columbus High School and Hardaway High School have built a competitive robot, which ranks 3rd in Georgia.
The Georgia FIRST District event is a free event that is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.