Bechtel-Sponsored Teams Compete and “Dream Big” at FIRST® Robotics World Championships
RESTON, Va., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to advancing STEM-related opportunities for students, Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, sponsored and mentored 17 high school teams to compete in the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships late last month. More than 800 teams from around the world qualified to compete in the championships, considered the preeminent celebration of STEM, with Bechtel-affiliated teams winning
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