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BAE Systems Helps Launch 2020 FRC Season

Week One Kicks Off in Salem, New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. – An incoming asteroid shower is taking direct aim at First City, and some of the brightest young minds in the Granite State must innovate ways to protect the people who live there!

That’s the premise for the game challenge called “INFINITE RECHARGE” chosen for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Season. New England FIRST is announcing BAE Systems as the presenting sponsor for two competitions in the Granite State this year. BAE Systems is also supporting the New England District Championship:

  • The Granite State District Event runs Friday, February 28 through Saturday, February 29 at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive in Salem, New Hampshire. The Opening Ceremony will be Friday at 10:30 a.m., and there will be a Welcome Ceremony for the second day of competition on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. More than 800 kids on 40 teams will compete in the three-day competition.
  • The Southern New Hampshire District Event will take place Saturday, March 28 through Sunday, March 29 at Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road in Bedford, New Hampshire. The Opening Ceremony will be Friday at 10:30 a.m., and there will be a Welcome Ceremony for the second day of competition on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
  • The New England District Championship will take place Thursday, April 9 through Saturday April 11 at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international competition for high-school aged students, who form teams to design, build and compete with robots. BAE Systems has supported FIRST for more than 25 years. The company has donated more than $9 million to FIRST teams and events and it sponsors over 160 teams across the country. In addition, the BAE Systems FIRST Robotics Scholarship and Internship Program is offered to high school seniors on a BAE Systems-sponsored FIRST team who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Physics.

FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is a national organization that has a mission to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.  Founded in 1989, the organization designs mentor-based research and robotics programs that help build skills in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

For more information, please contact:
Kim Pita, New England FIRST
Mobile: 860-324-7841
kpita@nefirst.org

Shelley Walcott, BAE Systems
Mobile: 603-508-9107
shelley.walcott@baesystems.com