A&T to host kickoff for CISCO sponsored robotics competition for teenagers

"North Carolina A&T State University and CISCO Systems Inc. will host the FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) Kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at CISCO Systems, 7100-7 Kit Creek Road Durham, N.C. 27709. At the event, FTC coaches, team mentors and volunteers will participate in interactive workshops and the FTC tournament theme will be announced.  

FTC is a technology competition for students in grades 7-12. Teams are responsible for designing, building and programming robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. FTC’s mission is to teach students the value of hard work, innovation and creativity. FTC goes beyond competition by teaching teens the importance of working together, sharing ideas and treating each other with respect and dignity.

The College of Engineering at N.C. A&T manages all regional and state competitions for NC FIRST LEGO League and NC FIRST Tech Challenge. CISCO Systems Inc. located in Research Triangle Park, has been a long time supporter of the FIRST programs.
For more information about FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Technology Challenge contact Dr. Kory Bennett at firstrob@ncat.edu.
- A Press Release

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