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FTC Grows in New Jersey

Continued from the September 2007 Newsletter

FTC is growing in New Jersey through a partnership with the Technology Studies Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and the Technology Educators Association of New Jersey (TEANJ). The program's New Jersey inaugural tournament was held in December, 2006 at TCNJ with sponsorship provided by PSE&G and BAE Systems. Plans are already well-underway for another exciting season involving a growing number teams from across the state.

The New Jersey FIRST Tech Challenge Planning Committee is chaired by Vincent Frascella, senior manufacturing manager at BAE Systems in Wayne, NJ. Vince also volunteers his time as a mentor with the award winning FIRST Robotics team at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, NJ.

Vince and his committee have asked us to get out the word on a number of highlights for the 2007-08 FTC Season:

•  FTC registration is now open. For more information, click here.

•  The New Jersey FTC Tournament will be held February 9, 2008 at The College of New Jersey.
For more information click here.

•  A one-day work shop for new and veteran FTC teams will be held at The College of New Jersey on September 29th. For more information, please click here.

•  FTC teams are invited to participate in an off-season scrimmage at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, PA on November 10th . For more information, please click here.

•  To see a photo gallery of past participants and their bots, please click here.

If you would like more information about FTC, to start a team, or to be an FTC volunteer, please contact Vince Frascella at [email protected].

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