Observer-Dispatch: SUNY Poly to host major robotics competition
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 16:41
For the first time for the Utica campus, SUNY Polytechnic Institute is hosting a high-level multiday robotics competition in March.
For years, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the Mohawk Valley have been home to For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST) robotics teams, made up of students who travel across the state and the country, developing critical science and engineering skills through engagement in exciting mentor-based robotics programs.
this is the first time a high-level competition is coming to the Utica campus.
The Central New York 2018 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will take place March 2-4 in the Wildcat Field House.
“It is truly an honor for SUNY Polytechnic Institute to be selected to host this prestigious event on our Utica campus,” SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Bahgat Sammakia said in a news release. “We take great pride in our involvement with FIRST and are staunch advocates for the experiential learning it provides. Competitions like this not only draw thousands to their host regions, but also provide students with the ability to solve problems in innovative ways. Those new approaches drive the imagination, skills, and technology of tomorrow, and we are proud to be a part of it.”