A robotic round of applause! STEM advocate (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will.i.am performs for 12,000 students at the annual FIRST Championship in St. Louis – the ultimate celebration of science and technology. The robotics tournament features students from 38 countries and their custom-built robots. – photo by Adriana Groisman
This week, more than 12,000 students from around the globe traveled to St. Louis, Mo., to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome.
The three-day event came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of a roaring crowd of 20,000 when four teams from San Jose, Calif., Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Dallas, Texas; and Holland, Mich., won the coveted FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Championship Winning Alliance.