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will.i.am Launching After School Special

Black Eyed Peas member and pop producer will.i.am has partnered with famed inventor Dean Kamen (known for creating devices like the Segway PT, drug infusion pump technologies, water purification systems and an all-terrain electric wheel chair) to create a hour-long TV back to school special.

Titled, i.am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll, the special, will promote science, education and technology.

“As families across America are preparing to send their kids back to school, ‘i.am FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll’ will entertain as well as get viewers excited about robots,” said Dean Kamen.

Through the show, viewers will also be privy to the 20th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championships.

The FIRST Championship is a worldwide science and robotics competition for students ages K-12. Celebs such as Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and Willow Smith are on hand to speak to students during the event.

“Find out just how cool technology can be as the top robot teams face off in competition,” Dean added.

Dean Kamen initiated FIRST in 1989, to motivate students in the fields of science and technology.

i.am FIRST — Science is Rock and Roll airs on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00p.m.

 

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