Microsoft FIRST Robotic Championship 2012

As a sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Microsoft had a presence at the FIRST Robotics Championships in St. Louis to promote and encourage participation in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, and to showcase Microsoft technology to some 40,000 High School students, parents and mentors. In a small but very active space there were Kinect game stations, demo stations for Windows and Windows Phone and a video kiosk to highlight Imagine Cup.

FIRST is an organization reaching over 250,000 kids from K through 12 for science and technology. Their mission is “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

“Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world.”

Find out more about FIRST here: http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/vision

 Find out more about the Imagine Cup here: http://www.imaginecup.com/