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Shutdown stings robotics programs in Mississippi

October 18, 2013

The Mechanical Disaster robotics team at Armstrong Middle Schools works on its project in preparation for competition. The AMS robotics team is facing a delay in its competitions, which NASA is involved in, due to the federal government shutdown. (Submitted photo)

Though the United States federal government shutdown is officially over, it's already left an impact on some Mississippi school's robotics programs.
Jackie Wilt, Armstrong Middle School's robotics instructor, said the federal shutdown forced a delay in the Mississippi First LEGO League competition, which AMS students compete in.

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