10,000 students from 37 countries compete in FIRST Robotics Championship

Next week, from April 24-27, hundreds of students from around the world will travel to St. Louis to compete in the annual robotics contest from FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo.

The 2013 FIRST Championship will take place at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, April 24-27. Visit www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/first-championship for more information.