United Technologies Corp., parent company of HVAC giant Carrier, has granted US$17,000 multi-year scholarships to three Connecticut high schools participating in the FIRST National Robotics Competition.
Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Westhill High School in Stamford, and Kent School in Kent, each received the grants in support of their competition activities, beginning at the 2009 FIRST Connecticut Regional competition. The scholarships will defray equipment, travel, and other competition-related expenses.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a high school robotics tournament where teams of students work with teachers and engineering mentors to complete a major technical design challenge. Teams compete for trophies, honors, and awards in a sport-like competition.
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