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FIRST Robotics Competitions hit New York

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Business Council member Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, last week. The program challenged high school students to use STEM skills to design and build a robot that competed against each other.

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., Business Council president and CEO, joined RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson and Elliott Masie, CEO of the Masie Center and General Electric Global Research Director Mark Little (pictured) to help the more than 1,000 high school students attending cheer on the teams and encourage them to pursue their math and science skills.

Several Business Council members, RPI, GE, National Grid, Time Warner Cable, and Global Foundries, sponsored the competition.

The Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will be held next week at Business Council member, the Rochester Institute of Technology and similar competitions will be held next week in New York City and on Long Island.

The Business Council supports and promotes FIRST Robotics as part of our education and workforce development initiative.

National Grid lowers rates

twitter-logoLarry Rulison, the business reporter for the Times Union, writes about the new, lower rates National Grid customers will see in their electric bills. Those rates were approved by the Public Service Commission Thursday. Rulison details the savings and how long they will be in place. Click here to read more.

National Grid has been a member of The Business Council since 1929.