Northern California FIRST Tech Challenge wins Benchmark Award in Engineering!

September 15, 2011
Pioneers & Purpose
Fairmont Hotel  - San Jose, CA


On behalf of the FIRST Tech Challenge program in Northern California, our FIRST partner: Playing At Learning - received the 2011 SVEF STEM Benchmark Award in Engineering.
The Award was presented by Microsoft, and honored Playing at Learning for their amazing work with FIRST Tech Challenge. The award will be used to fund public schools in Silicon Valley for the purchase of robotics kits to particiapte in this year's FTC program.

Way to go Mark and Jill and Playing at Learning!!

Mark Edelman of Playing at Learning and our coach Alan - pose with Alice at the reception

"Yes, High School kids built this!" - Alice impressed the guests at the event, and helped illustrate  what amazing things can be achieved within the FIRST Tech Challenge program.

JIll Wilker - of Playing at Learning, accepts the Award for Engineering!