News Archive - 2009 back to 2006

See also: 2010 and 2011

December 12 on
FIRST Tech Challenge - Tournament footage from the Illinois Institute of Technology
December 1 on British Columbia Institute of
Kids rock LEGO robotics
November 23 on
President Obama Kicks Off "Educate to Innovate"
November 23 print coverage of FIRST Teams at the White House
November 23 on
Time Warner Cable to Connect a Million Minds
November 23 on
Obama highlights science education
November 19 on Boston
Father of inventions
November 18 on
Building a better bot, FIRST LEGO League tournament introduces elementary and middle school students to real-world engineering
November 18 on Mass High Tech, the Journal of New England Technology
Tech philanthropy brings wave of contributions, volunteers to organizations
November 17 on the Herald
Putting science first 
November 16 on website for Office of the Governor, Rick Perry
Texas Gov. Perry Announces State Investment in Robotics Education Programs
July 19 on the San Diego Union-Tribune Online
Get more kids involved in technology, inventor says
May 19 on the Hammond
High achievers look to college
April 23 on Wall Street
Building a Better Robot
April 22 on Scientific American Blog
Robot LUNACY Competition Wraps Up in Atlanta
April 20 on ABC World News Tonight
Scientific Sport: Robotics
April 18 on
Breaking Video: "Robots converge on Atlanta"
April 17 on Popular
FIRST Robotics Competition 2009 World Championship: PM Reports on the Winning Team from the Georgia Dome
April 15 on the Los Angeles
Israel turns to robotics to boost students' interest in high-tech industry
April, 2009 in O, The Oprah Magazine online
The Engineers of the Future
March 28 on
Student Robots Compete at Connecticut Regional
March 23 on Scientific American online
Teenage Robotics Engineers Unleash Their Creations in LUNACY Battles
Winter 2009
February 27 on ABC News Now "Ahead of the Curve"
Competitive Robotics: Dean Kamen's FIRST program gets kids excited about engineering and science
February 27 on Baltimore Sun "Inside Ed" Online
Video of Woodlawn robot as team looks back, ahead
February 18 on Popular
Inside FIRST Robotics 2009: Robots are Now Ready to Rumble 
January 7 on Popular
Students Race for Lunar Cred in New FIRST Robotics Game
January, 2009 on
Gracious Professionalism: Take the Challenge
January 13 on News8 Austin
[FIRST LEGO League] Robots transform learning experience 
January 5 on the Boston Globe Online
Kamen kicks off latest robotics competition
November 17 on Washington Post Online
Kids Fuse LEGOs and Robotics at Competition 
April 25 on NPR's Science Friday
View related videos and listen to the broadcast archive featuring Dean Kamen and a student from winning Alliance team "The ThunderChickens"  
March-April on the Wall Street Journal Online
Five-part video series on Team 694 StuyPulse
Part 1: Building a Bot (posted March 25)
Part 2: Beat the Clock (posted March 26)
Part 3: It's Alive (posted March 27)
Part 4: The Battle Begins (posted March 28)
Part 5: Battling for a Spot in the Championship (posted April 23) 
April 6 on
FIRST Robotics Competition Day 1  
Make @ FIRST Day 2
April 6 on
H.S. Students Play 'Sports' With Robots: Teens Bring Technology Know-How to FIRST Robotics Competition
March 27 on Electronic Design Magazine Online
Team Awkward Turtle Takes Second at FIRST
March 27 on Education Week
Competing for Competence
March 5 on Popular
Students Dig in to FIRST Robotics race with Next-Gen Builds
January 30, 2008 in The New York Times
On Education:  In the South Bronx, Robotics and Rebirth
January 17 on Design World
How To Cultivate Future Engineers
January on MSN Money
How to fix: America's Energy Woes
December, 2007 on 
Who's On FIRST: Engineers of Tomorrow Get a Leg Up Today by Participating in Programs and Organizations Designed for Youths
May 8 on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Putting science ahead of entertainment, sports: Inventor Kamen's Super Bowl of Smarts gives bright kids a chance to shine 
April on MSNBC Online
Cosmic Log "Kids rule in robotics"
April 13 on BusinessWeek Online
Building Robots Builds Scientists: FIRST Robotics Competition helps inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in math and science
April 2007 on IEEE Spectrum Online 
All-girl teams make their presence felt at regional high school robotics competitions
A record number of all-girls teams competed in the Silicon Valley Regional match of the FIRST Robotics Competition
May 16 on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
H.S. Students Compete in Robotics Contest
April 23, 2006 on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Restoring the cool to engineering
January 19 on USA TODAY Online
President Bush to Honor Robotics Volunteer
January 19 on USA TODAY Online
Students Create Robots with Legos