FIRST open house set for June 25 at Penn State York

Parents, students, teachers, administrators, business leaders and anyone else interested in getting a first-hand look at the various For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics programs should plan to attend the open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Penn State York. The program, in the Ralph G. and Madeline B. Swenson Engineering Center, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Attendees will hear about programs for students ages 8-18. The FIRST organization was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, an accomplished inventor, who wanted to inspire young people to discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology and math. 

The evening will include robot demonstrations and an opportunity to talk with FIRST students and mentors.  Materials outlining how to get involved in FIRST, at any level, also will be available.

For more information, contact Marshall F. Coyle, associate professor of engineering at Penn State York, at or 717-771-4113.

Last Updated June 12, 2014