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January 8, 2013 - By Cindy Huang, PBS
"How One STEM School Aims to Lower the Achievement Gap"
 
March 1, 2012 - By Mike Hydeck, WUSA9
"Cool Schools: Phelps High School Robotics Team Builds, Programs Robot to Shoot Basketball"
http://www.wusa9.com/rss/article/193799/283/Cool-Schools-Students-Build-Hoops-Shooting-Robot?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
 

March 26, 2011 - By Suzanne Kubota, Senior Internet Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com
"NASA Robotics inspiring the next generation of feds"
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?sid=2323001&nid=15&_hw=FIRST+Robotics

March 25, 2011 - By Nelson Jones, Photojournalist, myfoxdc.com
"Local Students in Robotics Competition"
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?sid=2323001&nid=15&_hw=FIRST+Robotics

March 13, 2011 - By Kevin Sieff
"Lego contests put minority students on a mission"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/lego-contests-put-minority-students-on-a-mission/2011/03/09/ABuqA3T_story.html

January 8, 2011 - By The Associated Press
"Students ready to build robots"
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/dc/students-ready-to-build-robots.html 

January 8, 2011 - By District of Columbia Public Schools
"2011 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff"
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Events/2011+FIRST+Robotics+Competition+Kick-Off 

July 9, 2010 - By Dorothy Rowley, The Afro-American Newspapers
"D.C. Students Garner Recognition in Robotics Competition"
http://www.afro.com/sections/news/Washington/story.htm?storyid=1837 

April 1, 2010 - By Julie Taboh, Voice of America
"Robots Kick Up Some Fun at Annual Tech Competition"
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/american-life/people/Robots-Kick-Up-Some-Fun-at-Annual-Tech-Competition-89688837.html

March 6, 2010 - By The Associated Press, WTOP
"NASA launches high school robotics competition"
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=596&sid=1905435 

March 5, 2010 - By Kathy Banks, NBC Washington
"Robots Play Soccer in High School Competition"
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Robots-Play-Soccer-In-High-School-Competition-.html 

March 5, 2010 - By Jessica Gould, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
"Rookie Robotics Team Seeks To Beat The Odds"
http://shar.es/m3VBx

March 4, 2010 - By Rob Anastasio, ONR Corporate Communications
"ONR-Sponsored Students Prep for FIRST Robotics Competition"
http://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2010/FIRST-mckinley-robotics.aspx 

March 4, 2010 - By Earth Times
"FIRST Holds Annual Regional Robotics Competition in Washingon DC"
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/first-holds-annual-regional-robotics-competition-in-washington-dc,1191319.shtml

March 4, 2010 - By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
"FIRST Robotics Competition Inspires High School Students"
http://education.tmcnet.com/topics/education/articles/77542-first-robotics-competition-inspires-high-school-students.htm

February 3, 2010 - By DCPS School News
"McKinley Tech Hosts Kick-Off Meeting for National Robotics Competition"
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/School+News/McKinley+Tech+Hosts+Kick-Off+Meeting+for+National+Robotics+Competition

"FIRST Robotics" - By Tiger Radio
An audio piece investigating the FIRST Robotics program, which seeks to interest high school students in science and engineering. TIger Radio is the audio production class from Wilson Senior High School in Washington, DC.
http://www.prx.org/pieces/44183-first-robotics#description

January 10, 2010 - By Bill Turque, Washington Post
"Washington area students enter robotics competition"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010902176.html

January 14, 2009 - By Stephanie Kanowitz, Northwest Current
"Their FIRST Robot: Wilson Prepares for Competition"
http://www.currentnewspapers.com/admin/uploadfiles/N%20Jan.%2014%2001-40%201.pdf

January 6, 2009 - By OCTO News
"DC Technology Office Welcomes Student Robotics Competition"
http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/octo/section/2/release/15832

November 17, 2008 - By Michael Alison Chandler, Washington Post Online 
"Kids Fuse LEGOs and Robotics at Competition"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/16/AR2008111601886.html 

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