BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa robotics team took home honors at state competition, earning a spot in an international tournament in St. Louis in April. [Read more…]
More than 20 FIRST robotics teams from New York and Connecticut will convene at Ballston Spa High School for the third annual Robot Rumble off-season robotics competition. [Read more…]
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BALLSTON SPA– The Saratoga County 4-H robotics team, the Robovines FTC #6955, won three tournaments during this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge competition season.
BALLSTON SPA – The Milton Terrace North Elementary School’s Lego Robotics Team, Bionic Builders, is competing for a grant to win money for the Lego Robotics program at Milton Terrance North. [Read more…]
The Ballston Spa Central School District received support from Ballston Spa National Bank to fund the Ballston Spa High School Robotics team’s participation in the 2011-2012 US F.I.R.S.T. Robotics competition.
The $6,000 in funding, combined with additional corporate sponsorships and team fundraising, will allow the district’s team to design and construct a robot according to this year’s specifications, participate in regional competitions, and continue to expand the robotics initiatives in the district, according to information from the district.
“We are proud to support area students by providing access to enrichment programs such as the Robotics program at Ballston Spa Central School District. By working together with our local schools, we are confident that we can make a positive difference and help develop the next generation of leaders within our community,” stated Christopher Dowd, BSNB president and chief operating officer.
The increased support for the robotics initiatives in the district has provided additional resources to fund seven teams in the elementary and middle schools as they develop their robotics programs and participate in regional competition.
“BSNB continues to be a great partner and is to be commended for their commitment to providing educational enrichment and opportunities for our students,” said Superintendent Joseph Dragone. “Participation in robotics competitions gives our students the problem solving skills and the ability to innovate that will transfer to the workplace.”
For information on the BSCSD Partnership for Innovation in Education program, visit the district Web site at www.bscsd.org or contact Courtney Lamport, coordinator of development, at 518-884-7195 ext. 1369.