Alfred State College conducted its first Robotics Competition on campus in April. Organized by faculty members Business Department students: Allison Byron, Arkport; Amanda Laurini, Churchville; and Jackie Brown, Knowlesville. The overall winner was Wildwood Education Center, Hornell, comprised of students Erin Bailey, Nate Palmer, Shane Cochran, and Andy VonHagn. Hornell High School, and Williamson High School (PA) took second and third place, respectively. Other participating schools included Canisteo-Greenwood, Genesee Valley Central School, Edison Tech, Cattaraugus/Allegany BOCES, and Portville High School. VEX Corp. donated the trophies and parts for the playing field and parts for the elevation game. Lunch for participants and their advisers was provided by ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprise and Services, the campus dining, vending, and transportation provider). Other support was provided by the ASC Schools of Applied Technology and Management and Engineering Technology and by a gender equity grant under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 administered by the NYS Education Department.