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Caleb Hamilton and Seamus Sullivan (sitting) look on as Austin Francis and Nick Johnson of Portsmouth Middle School’s Determinators react to their robot’s performance in the second round of competition. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth kids compete in robotics championship (photos)

Portsmouth kids compete in robotics championship (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Four teams from Portsmouth put their thinking caps to the test Saturday during the 14th annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship at Roger Williams University. Nearly 300 children, ages 9 to 14, participated in the event on 40 student teams. Among them were two groups from St. Philomena School — Team S.P.I.R.A.L. and Potato Rock —


Portsmouth students engineer designs for undersea robots

PORTSMOUTH — While taking a break building an underwater robot inside Building 80 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Middletown, 16-year-old Maddie Hobbs said while she’s strong in math and science, she was never sure about engineering. So to learn more, she enrolled in the Undersea Technology Apprentice Program (UTAP), which provides high