Robotics Team Supports Teammate, Meets with NASA Reps, during Texas Trip

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Smithtown Robotics headed to Houston during the recent spring break to support teammate John Galletta at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston.

Galletta, a High School West student, had been nominated as a FIRST Robotics Dean's List finalist at the SBPLI #2 Long Island Regional at Hofstra University in March.

Galletta had the opportunity to meet FIRST Robotics founder Dean Kamen and other important figures within the robotics community during the trip to the Lonestar State.

While attending the competition, all of the students visited with numerous representatives from national technology organizations, including NASA and Disney Imagineering. Students also attended a variety of conferences pertaining to the latest technology in robot construction and gained information to improve FIRST Robotics team operations.

The students plan to use this knowledge to improve future robots, the District’s robotics team and the Smithtown community.

Date Added: 4/29/2022