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Albany Tech kicks off robotics competition

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Students competing in Albany Tech's first annual robotics competition Students competing in Albany Tech's first annual robotics competition
Instructors say more students should pursue a career in engineering Instructors say more students should pursue a career in engineering

Albany Technical College kicked off its first annual robotics competition today. Students who participated in the robotics camp got a chance to use the robot they built during the camp in the competition.

Students had their robots compete against one another in lifting a variety of objects. The 10 week camp introduces high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates to Albany Tech courses and different technologies in the engineering field. Camp instructors say there is a need for more students to pursue a career in the engineering field.

"Our community, our state and our country really rely upon engineers, we're at a deficit as you know," said SASET Engineering Instructor Dennis Courtney.

The robotics camp is part of the $2.4 million camp Albany Tech received two years ago from the Department of Education. Albany Tech say they plan on teaming up with other colleges and high schools in the fall to get more students involved in robotics competitions.

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