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Photos of the Week

Friday, March 9, 2018

High school students and their robot creations filled the Myrtle Beach Convention Center March 1-3 for the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  All 11 Horry County high schools fielded a robotics team this year.  The competition featured 64 high school teams from nine states and one other country, The Netherlands.  In January, students get a computer and a kit of parts, then have just six weeks to build a working robot to accomplish this year’s challenge.  The students learn about science, technology, engineering and math, but also about teamwork, public speaking, business, marketing and something FIRST calls “coopetition.”  The teams compete in alliances, but they all work together.