Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP):
The Media Are Invited to Attend the
Robotics Competition Arizona Regional
March 22-23, 2013
Hamilton High School
3700 South Arizona Ave.
Any student participating on a FIRST
team is eligible to apply for $16 million in scholarships
teams participating, including 44 from Arizona, one from
Mexico, three from New Mexico and two from California
Teams had six weeks to build a robot that can throw Frisbees to score
points. Teams can score extra points if their robots climb towers in
the final seconds of a two-minute and fifteen-second match. Three
teams are grouped into “alliances” for each match.
Winners are eligible to attend the FRC
World Championship in St. Louis, Apr. 24-27, 2013
Free and open to the public
*** INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ***
Still and video photography permitted
Media interview opportunities with FIRST students and their
mentors from the community
Chandler, Ariz.-based Microchip
Technology is the organizing sponsor of the FRC
Arizona Regional. For more information and to schedule
Terri Thorson, Public Relations Specialist
Microchip Technology Inc.
On-site media contact:
Carol Popovich, Regional Director,
High-res FIRST Logo available through contact, or Flickr:
information about FIRST in Arizona
information about FIRST, worldwide:
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