BERLIN, Conn. – January 13, 2011 – High school students in Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and Yankee Gas service territories competing in the upcoming 2011 Connecticut FIRST Robotics Competition can now apply for grants to help fund their entries, thanks to CL&P and Yankee Gas.
A total of $15,000 is available. Winning teams will be eligible for grants ranging from $500 to $1000 each.
"I am very proud that once again, we are stepping up and supporting Connecticut FIRST," said Jeff Butler, president and chief operating officer, CL&P. "They know how to make science and learning fun and the competition is just as exciting for spectators as it is for the students."
Applications for the CL&P/Yankee Gas grants are available at www.cl-p.com/Home/Community/First.aspx. The deadline for applications is February 1. Winning teams will be notified by February 22.
Over 1,500 high school students are expected to compete in the 2011 Connecticut FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, March 31 - April 2 at Hartford's Connecticut Convention Center.
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