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RoboCon in Tampa is geek fest for Florida high school students listen

10/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: robots, education, robotics, STEM, engineering, Learning is 4 Everyone

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The University of Tampa hosted a geek extravaganza this weekend for high school students who build robots. During RoboCon, 50 teams from across the state showcased their engineering skills in what Terri Willingham, the regional director for First Robotics in Central Florida, says is more than just a competition.

“Celebrating science and technology like the way we celebrate sports and entertainment gives kids a reason to feel excited about science and technology.”

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