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FIRST, CTL and Will.i.am

We’re a proud sponsor of FIRST. And we were excited to see the ‘I.Am.FIRST — Science Is Rock And Roll On ABC’ special on TV yesterday. This special (created by Will.i.am and FIRST) showcased the 20th annual FIRST robotics competition in St. Louis, where students from across they country compete in a series of challenges with robots they’ve built. The special  featured live performances by The Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith, as well as special appearances from a host of high profile celebrities speaking out to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. It’s great to see such a positive portrayal of science and engineering on television, and we’re proud that we can be a part of it.

Check out this video from  ‘I.Am.FIRST — Science Is Rock And Roll On ABC’. It features students using their Classmate PCs to build and control their robots.