The New Cool: a visionary teacher, his FIRST robotics team, and the ultimate battle of smarts – Neal Bascomb

Best book I’ve read in many months.  I absolutely loved it!  It follows a team of highschool seniors from California through the 2009 FIRST robotics competition season.  They have to build a robot in six weeks, compete in regional competitions – the ultimate goal is making it to Atlanta for the finals.  I was inspired and excited by this book – it made me wish for an alternate universe where I was a math/computer/engineering genius too.  Check out FIRST Canada  for further info on this super-cool program. (submitted by JF)

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