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ATC SASET Program Holds Robotics Competition

March 11, 2014- Albany, GA- The Albany Technical College Students Achieving Success in Engineering Technology (SASET) Program will hold a Robotics Competition with several area high schools on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, beginning at 10:15am in the Kirkland Conference Center.

With teams signed up from Albany High School, Monroe High School, Westover High School, Dougherty High School, Terrell County High School, Lee County High School, and Calhoun County High School, the competition is designed to allow high school students with an interest in Engineering Technology, particularly robotics, to take VEX robots they have put together and compete against others on tasks assigned to the robots.

The SASET Program is part of a $2.4 million grant Albany Tech received nearly three years ago from the Department of Education to encourage students to pursue careers in the areas of Engineering Technology via the SASET Project. Participants in the SASET program are not only exposed to using their critical and analytical thinking skills, but are also learning effective ways of communicating with others to successfully complete a project.

The goal of this competition, along with the annual Robotics Enrichment Academy held in May, is to introduce participants to the field of Engineering Technology with the hopes of ultimately being able to enroll them in one of ATC's five affiliated academic programs: Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Drafting Technology, and Electronics Technology.

For more information on the SASET program at Albany Tech, visit www.albanytech.edu and click on the SASET link.

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