The overall goal of this project was to engage high school students in an exciting way to increase their interest in science and technology. We planned to accomplish this by making Pace University an official Affiliate Partner of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition, a fast-growing program with more than 1,100 participating teams in 2009-2010. In FTC, high-school age participants design, build, and program their own robots to enter into regional and national competitions. Building on the Seidenberg School’s past success as a partner to FIRST with its FIRST LEGO League program, we intended to organize, host, and run several top-notch FTC events, bringing smart and enthusiastic high school students to our campuses to interact with Pace students and faculty.
Kline, Richard, "Increasing High School STEM Participation Through Robotics Training and Tournaments (FINAL REPORT)" (2010). Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism. 22.