REM Delta Prime Robotics, representing students from Capital Area Technical Center, Cony High School, Maranacook Community High School, Richmond High School, as well as home-schooled students, has received a grant from NASA to purchase a robot kit, register and compete in the For the Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition.

A second grant from Fairchild Semiconductor of South Portland will help pay for extra parts, T-shirts and travel expenses.

The team plans to build a functioning 120-pound robot. Students are supported by professional electrical engineers, computer programmers, web designers and machinists and teachers and parents. Students range in age from 14 to 18. Team members are welcome; projects involve web design, logo and T-shirt design, photography and film-making, as well as building the robot.

The Pine Tree Regional competition will be held in April at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston.

An informational meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. For more information, call team leader Karen Giles at 542-4086 or email [email protected]

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