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Why cover a FIRST event? It is a unique opportunity to see hundreds of children, from K-12, accomplish some of the most challenging tasks they have faced. You'll see innovation, entrepreneurship, amazing technology, and hearty, gracious professionalism as they compete for the state and national championships. And, these are the technologists of the future supported by schools, businesses, and hundreds of scholarship opportunities from universities that recognize the value of the FIRST programs. Be sure to check out the national press room then contact us to get information about covering FIRST in Maryland events.

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Academy Ford raises money for STEM program, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, 10/12/15

Winners crowned in Battle O' Baltimore, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, 9/28/15

Robotics team headed to St. Louis, WMDT-47, Salisbury, 4/10/15

MCPS Moment: FIRST Robotics Competition, Montgomery County Public Schools TV, 4/9/15

Local Robotics Team Creation Helps Children Across Globe With Math, WHAG Hagerstown, 11/20/14

RoboDoves Soar as Baltimore's Only All-Girls Competitive Robotics Team, WJZ13 CBS Baltimore, 11/17/14

Horizons 4-H Green Machine FTC 4318 featured on FOX45-TV segment, WBFF FOX 45 TV, 5/3/14

FIRST Robotics Competition, TerpVision, University of Maryland, 4/21/14

Eastern Shore Teams Take on Robot Battle in Regional Tournament, WMDT ABC Channel 47, 4/7/14

Baltimore holds FIRST Regional Robotics Competition for teens, WBAL-TV NBC Channel 11 News, 4/13/13


Gunston robotics team competes in regional tournaments, The Star Democrat, 1/25/16

Maryland bill would create grants for robotics teams, The Daily Record, 1/22/16

15 teams put robots through paces at AACC, Eye on Annapolis, 1/31/15

High School Robotics Teams Pushing for More Recognition from Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda Magazine, 10/30/15

FIRST Robotics Competition teams are finalists at Battle O' Baltimore, Army Research Lab News, 10/13/15

McDonogh School to host Battle O' Baltimore, Carroll County Times, 9/23/15

STEM Expo 2015 inspires the next generation of innovators, Miya Treadwell, Pulsefeedz, 4/17/15

FIRST robotics clubs teach more than engineering, Baltimore Sun - Howard County Times, 4/6/15

Area high school students enter robot competition at Xfinity Center, The Diamondback, 4/6/15

South River Robotics Team Wins Slot and World Championship, Odenton-Severn Patch, 3/24/15

FIRST Robotics Tournament, US Naval Academy News, 1/12/15

My FIRST Impression -- Competition is an Adrenaline-pumping Experience, Booz Allen Hamilton Blog, 12/2/14

Western High School's RoboDoves crushes the competition, stereotypes, Baltimore Sun, 11/12/14

Glenelg High robotics squad is on the move, Baltimore Sun, 4/16/14

UMD Hosts Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, University of Maryland, 4/9/14

Garrett County High School FIRST Robotics Team Wins BIG at Chesapeake Regional, Garrett County Schools, 4/7/14

High school students bring robot competition to Comcast, The Diamondback, 4/7/14

Leidos Sponsors 2014 FIRST Championship, Leidos Press Release, 4/7/14

They came in FIRST, Long Island Advance, 4/2/14

UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, PR Newswire, 3/27/14

From robotics to the jet dragster race track: FIRST alum Moriah Counts helps bridge the STEM gender gap, FIRST Newsletter, Jan. 2014

NSBE Mids Volunteer at FIRST LEGO League Regional Competitions, News from the STEM Office, 1/30/14

Mount View Middle team rocks at robotics competition, Lisa Peklo, Baltimore Sun, 1/29/14

Three county robotics teams advance to state tournament, Alisha George, Carroll County Times, 1/29/14

Hammond Middle's robotics team Cherry Pi scores a win, Donna Thewes, Baltimore Sun, 1/28/14

Robotics Tournament at US Naval Academy, News from the STEM Office, 1/15/14

Middle school students let go with Legos, Susan Downey, Maryland Gazette, 1/15/14

Private sector STEM initiatives make big impact, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Jan. 9, 2014

South River robotics team powers up Saturday with annual kickoff, Jenni Pompi, Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch, 1/3/14

Colchester robotics team competing in Baltimore, Ryan Blessing, Norwich Bulletin, 4/13/13


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  • The RoboDoves on The Signal
  • WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore, April 12, 2013
  • Making Robots "Alive" on Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast
    WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore. April 13, 2009:
    In the FIRST competition, high school teams from around the country and the world build robots that are designed to complete particular tasks ("FIRST", in case you were wondering, stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The regional competitions happened over the last month, and this week 500 robots will compete at the final Championship--this year being held in Atlanta.

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Maryland FIRST Press Releases

2017 Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship, February 7, 2017

2016 Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship, February 18, 2016

2015 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, March 31, 2015

2014 Battle O' Baltimore Press Release, August 18, 2014

2014 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Results, April 7, 2014

2013 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Results, April 13, 2013

2013 Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Results, February 28, 2013

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