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QCC Hosting Worcester Public Schools Robotics Tournament

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
3/20/2008

LOCATION: Hebert Auditorium, QCC Campus
DATE: Saturday, March 22
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NOTES:   Students from various Worcester middle and high schools will be on QCC’s campus this Saturday, March 22, for the Innovation First’s Bridge Battle Robotics Tournament.

Approximately 40 teams, including those from QCC’s Women in Technology program and Advanced Robotics Intensive program, will participate.  Students will come from Forest Grove, Worcester East Middle, University Park Campus, Burncoat Middle, Sullivan, Claremont Academy, as well as high schools, Abby Kelley, Worcester Tech HS, South HS, North HS, Doherty Memorial HS, Burncoat HS, and Claremont Academy High school.  Elementary schools included are Woodland Academy, Chandler Elementary, Belmont Street Academy, and Rice Square.

Robotics in Worcester is supported by Microsoft, EMC, the Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, and Greater Worcester Community Foundation.  Worcester-Robotics at Quinsigamond Community College is a learning community of Worcester public high, middle, and elementary schools, working with QCC.  Its purpose is to further students learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) together with 21st century skills in an applied hands-on project-based curriculum utilizing robotics.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.