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What a cool community!  We are FIRST Robotics in San Diego and put on the 7th Annual FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, March 7-9.  Love our STEM, Maker and DIY friends to pieces. ;-)
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+Phil Wagner's Hangout On Air, "Building Tomorrow's Innovators and Leaders w/ Robotics" will begin in less than 5 hours!

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM
Come to +Phil Wagner's Google+ Page to view the live stream of the session. The live stream will appear as a black box with the word "Hangouts" on it (as in the screenshot of slide 5 in this document: http://goo.gl/taHsb). Double click the black box to start watching the video.

POSE YOUR QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
We suggest you open a second tab with Phil's Google+ page so that you can have the video on one tab and a place for comments on the other. To ask Phil questions during the Hangout, post them into the "comments" section below the live stream. Please note you need to refresh the page manually to see new comments. #eduonair
 
Do you want to learn more about how robotics is getting students ecstatic about STEM? Come learn from three mentors who have worked with students over the years to make the impossible happen.

Join us in a G+ On Air Hangout May 2nd at 8pm EST or 5pm PST. There will be other teachers in 40+ sessions sharing best practices and what works in their classrooms all day so be sure to share this with your colleagues.
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Incredibly proud of all the San Diego teams at FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis. SO MUCH passion, energy, hard work, team work, FUN and excitement - tornado warnings and baseball sized hail included! Huge high five to San Diego FRC Team 1266, The Devil Duckies, for taking home the Imagery Award.
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Need a cool FIRST Robotics cover photo for the new #facebook #timeline format? Here ya go! Download here: http://goo.gl/Fvc4D
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MLK, Jr, Common, and Will.i.am have a dream. What's yours?
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Love this song! MLK, Jr, Common, and Will.i.am have a dream. We all have a dream. We're not there yet, but we're awake. :)
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Are you a young robotics engineer between the ages of 10 and 15? Want to bring a lot of attention to FIRST, your team and yourself? Here's your chance to star in a national commercial for a VERY well known brand. 
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New FIRST Robotics infographic courtesy of +Bishop-Wisecarver. http://pinterest.com/pin/75998312432149297/
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Join a few robotics mentors on May 2nd for An Education On Air Conference Hang Out! "Building Tomorrow's Innovators and Leaders with Robotics"
 
Do you want to learn more about how robotics is getting students ecstatic about STEM? Come learn from three mentors who have worked with students over the years to make the impossible happen.

Join us in a G+ On Air Hangout May 2nd at 8pm EST or 5pm PST. There will be other teachers in 40+ sessions sharing best practices and what works in their classrooms all day so be sure to share this with your colleagues.
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Dean Kamen is in San Diego tonight! He's being honored at the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scientist of the Year 2012 dinner. San Diego FIRST Robotics Chairman's Award winners, The Holy Cows, had the honor of meeting him!
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Hey FIRST teams! Here's your chance to tell a lot of people about FIRST and how you are using Kinect.
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Inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders.
Introduction
Home to the 6th Annual San Diego FIRST Robotics Competition.

The 6th Annual San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will be held at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly known as San Diego Sports Arena) in beautiful San Diego California, Friday through Sunday, March 2nd - 4th, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM). The competition is an intense three-day competitive event showcasing robots developed and operated by dozens of high school teams from all over the world.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a life-changing, career-molding experience and a lot of fun. Each year the competition reaches more than 43,000 students on over 1,500 teams in competitions held across the USA and in other parts of the world. The teams come from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the U.K., and every state in the U.S. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines.

Colleges, universities, corporations, businesses, and individuals provide scholarships to our participants. Involved engineers experience again many of the reasons they chose engineering as a profession, and the companies they work for contribute to the community while they prepare and create their future workforce. The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.

"The varsity Sport for the Mind," the FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Students get to:

- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot of their own design
- Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Earn a place in the World Championship
- Qualify for more than $14.8 million in college scholarships

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.