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The New Cool

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The FIRST program: a means of boosting techno-smart kids, launched 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen. The program highlight: a challenge to design robots from scratch, with head-on competitions in stadiums nationwide. With 250,000 annual competitors, tons of alumni, and interest from film producer Scott Rubin (he's already bought the rights), no wonder best-selling author Bascomb went after this topic. For communities with strong sci-tech interests.

GenreNonFiction
Science
TopicsTeachers
High school students
Robotics
Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Technology
Competition
SettingCalifornia