Utica Community Schools Wins 2019 FIRST World Championship

Utica Community Schools Wins 2019 FIRST World Championship

Founded in 1989,  FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,) promotes STEM education and engagement. Competitive teams can form by grade in groups from K-12. Four FIRST program categories are offered based on grade level:

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge
  • FIRST LEGO League
  • FIRST Tech Challenge
  • FIRST Robotics Competition

This inspirational program also has opportunities for mentors, volunteers and sponsors.

This year, for the third time, Utica Community Schools robotics team, Thunder Chickens, earned the World Championship. Two other UCS teams participated as well. Team Crevolution had a strong showing, while USC offered an initial entry into the FIRST ® LEGO League Jr. competition, team Browning Wreckers.

Thunder Chicken CEO and student Emma Fidler said, “This program completely changed my life and what I want to do with the rest of my life.”

Find local support for FIRST and get involved here. Celebrate science, technology and kids STEM education!

Congratulations, Utica Community Schools! From all of us at IMS Supply, we wish you continued success.

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