Friday, March 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Thursday, March 14: Practice Day Friday - Saturday, March 15 - 16: Competition Full schedule: http://www.pittsburghfirst.org/programs/frc The Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual showdown between competing high school teams from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada. FIRST combines the excitement of sports with science and technology to create a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to design, build, test, brand, and find local funding to compete in a different game every year. This three day event is free and open to the public.
The Turnpike has halted design and engineering work on the last leg of the Mon-Fayette Expressway in response to concerns raised this week by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission questioning the value of the $2.2 billion project. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald favors canceling the construction, transferring the funds to other projects that better redevelop the Mon Valley. However Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites believes the Turnpike can’t just shift funds to another regional project and wants the construction completed so the Expressway can be fully utilized and the region won't lose the money.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Are U.S. Census Bureau estimates right showing continued Pittsburgh population decline?