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Pitt-Johnstown Congratulates Robotic Doges' Final Four Finish


posted May 08, 2017

Pitt-Johnstown congratulates the Robotic Doges, a high school robotics team that competed in the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship in St. Louis. The Holsopple-based robotics team was among 128 teams competing to be crowned the tournament’s champion and made it to the tournament’s “final four.”

In April, the University presented a $1,000 check to the team to help with travel expenses. The nine-person robotics team includes members from school districts in Somerset and Cambria counties and is coached by Michele Lamkin.

The Robotic Doges also gave a demonstration during Pitt-Johnstown’s High School STEM Conference, which hosted more than 200 students from 12 school districts.

The day-long conference provided an opportunity for high school students to interact with Pitt-Johnstown faculty and students.

The nine-person robotics team includes members from school districts in Somerset and Cambria counties.

The team has won two state championships in its three years of existence.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.