MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — Dozens of high school students from around New Hampshire converged on the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. Friday for the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition.

Inventor Dean Kamen started the competition more than two decades ago, and it’s still going strong now.

FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”

WBZ videographer Paul Buscemi checked out what it was all about.

Comments (4)
  1. Gael Force Mom says:

    I am so proud of my son from the Gael Force Team.

  2. Gael Force Mom says:

    Oh and the student in the green who was interviewed was a student from a Massachusetts team and was my son. These students competing in these competions are not just N.H. students they come from all over the region since it is a regional competition. Just thought I would clear the air on the headline. Thank you channel 4 news for airing the FIRST Competition held in Manchester. N.H. this weekend!

    For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – F.I.R.S.T. Robotics

  3. Laurie Behrmann says:

    It actually was students from all over the country. My son was the one interviewed in the yellow shirt. We are Team 562 SPARK from Monty Tech in Fitchburg, MA. So proud of him and all of the kids on the team. They are amazing kids! Thank you for covering this story. It’s important for people see thiis, they are the future.

    1. Adrienne (Gael Force Mom) says:

      Hi Laurie, Great to hear from the other mom! Yes, you are right they are from all over! All the teams did a fantastic job competing and worked very hard on their robots! Hope to see you in Connecticut 562! Good Luck and have a great time!

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