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Robotics Teams Qualify for National Championships

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association spearheaded efforts to bring a national student robotics program to the Pittsburgh region, and local teams have qualified for the 2012 National Robotics League (NRL) national championships May 5-6 in Indianapolis.  Read the article about these local teams. 
NTMA founded the NRL to help change misperceptions about manufacturing and attract a new generation of students to well-paying technical careers.  The program partners teams of middle school, high school, and post-secondary school students with local NTMA manufacturers to work together to build robots designed to do battle.  The result is not only a destruction-driven face-off of incredible machines, but also an opportunity to develop high-tech skills and cultivate the interest of a new generation of students who will determine the future of manufacturing.
Following is a list of all schools that have currently qualified for the 2012 NRL Championships:
Bloomsburg Area High School – Bloomsburg , PA
Blue Ridge High School – Lakeside, AZ
Cambridge Springs High School – Cambridge Springs, PA
Centerville High School – Centerville, OH
Conneaut Lake High School – Conneaut Lake, PA
Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis, MN
Highlands High School – Natrona Heights, PA
Milford High School – Milford, OH
Mooresville High School - Mooresville, IN
North St. Paul High School – Maplewood, MN
Plum Senior High School – Plum, PA
Propel Braddock Hills High School – Pittsburgh, PA
Prosser Career Education Center – New Albany, IN
Slinger High School – Slinger, WI
Springboro High School – Springboro, OH
The Pennsylvania State University-University Park – University Park, PA
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
Upper Valley Career Center – Piqua, OH
West Geauga High School – Chesterland, OH
Winchester High School – Winchester, MA
Wright State University – Dayton, OH
Wright State University – Lake Campus – Celina, OH

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