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James Erik Abels is TMM's anchor. He's covered media and digital media for Forbes and the FT's mergermarket newswire.

The FIRST experience

A robot competition for the ages

For some, the FIRST experience can define a lifetime.

TMM reporter Sherry Karabin takes an in-depth look at why during this year's NYC FIRST Robotics Competition, held at the Jacob Javits Center from March 11 - 13, 2011. Well-known inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The FIRST Live! broadcast was presented by TMM.

See more coverage on Youtube.

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