The FIRST Robotics season is in full swing for MRIGlobal’s Team 1763 from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. Team 1763 is one of 35 teams competing March 21-23. The Greater Kansas City Regional Competition is held at Rockhurst High School. The 2019 FIRST game is “Destination: Deep Space” https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season
This is MRIGlobal’s 14th year of mentoring and sponsoring the team called “The Paselians”.
“As we celebrate our 75th year of business, we reinforce our support of STEM education and FIRST robotics,” said Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. “We are very proud of what the Paseo students have achieved and appreciate the hard work of our staff who coach and mentor them. We look forward to seeing what their robot can do both at the open house and in the competition.”
MRIGlobal has sponsored and coached Paseo’s FIRST Robotics team since the team’s beginning in 2006, impacting the lives of more than 150 students from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
About Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts: A performing arts school with a FIRST Robotics Team
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts is a Signature School of Kansas City Public Schools. It has a performing arts program that includes, dance, visual arts, fashion design, graphic arts, video production, instrumental and vocal music, technical theater, creative writing and drama.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989. It was developed to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. It also motivates young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $80 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-4. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.firstinspires.org.