See the Battle of the Bots at Fallsburg High School
Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School will host the Second Annual Catskill New Bot Battle—VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  The event co-sponsored by the Fallsburg and SUNY Sullivan Robotics Teams has been moved to make room for new teams from the area, and additional teams from throughout New York State.   Admission is free for spectators.

VEX Robotics Competitions focus on teamwork and problem solving through STEM-based education.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Educators are advocating for renaming STEM to add Art and Design, making the new acronym STEAM.

There are currently over 180 teams in NYS. That is 60 more teams than last year, with more to come. The Fallsburg and Monticello teams will both be adding additional teams in December. While most New York teams are concentrated in the Albany, Syracuse, Binghamton, and NYC areas, the Catskill New Bot Battle is an opportunity for all of the teams in these areas to get together with minimal travel. This strengthens the ability of all New York teams to compete in this world-wide competition.  This competition encourages other local schools to start and grow their own programs.   For example, Minisink Valley has gone from zero teams to six in the past three years.

The students at Fallsburg have learned team-building, communication, project management, coding, engineering and mechanical skills as they have prepared for and competed successfully in events around New York State.
To find out more about the competition contact Mr. Don Thomas by telephone/email at 845-434-6800 or dthomas@fallsburgcsd.net.  See how you and your business can support these young people that are bringing international recognition to the Fallsburg and Sullivan County community.
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