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FIRST Robotics Competition (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-12

Duration: 00:05:05

Subjects: FIRST Robotics Competition | Education | Science | Technology | Robots | High school students


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Moran, Katelin Interviewee
  • Wallace, Katie Interviewee
  • Pailet, Barbara Interviewee
  • Adams, John Interviewee
  • Reed, Raphael Interviewee
  • Salom, Hugo Romero, Sr. Interviewee


This segment from the March 12, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s visit to the Bayou Regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition at the Alario Center in Westwego. Sanford reports that 36 teams of high school students from eight states participated in the competition, which requires them to build a robot from scratch in six weeks. Sanford interviews: Katie Wallace of NASA, a competition sponsor; Barbara Pailet, of BLaST, Inc.; Katelin Moran, John Adams, and Raphael Reed, participants; and Hugo Romero Salom, Sr., a parent and coach. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham