Fattah to atttend robotics exhibition in Germantown on Friday

On Friday morning, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah will join with more than 100 students as the champion robotics team from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown visits the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club in Germantown.

The event comes as part of the partnership between For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a national robotic/science education mentoring program, and the Boys and Girls Club of America, according to a press release from Fattah’s office.

It aims to “provide mentors and innovative robotics-based programming for up to four million youth in 3,000 Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide by 2015.”

The Firebirds team, a regional champion in their pursuits, competed at the FIRST national robotics competition at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis in April.

NewsWorks will cover the 10 a.m. event.

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