High school emphasizes hands-on problem-solving, top 5 life-skills gained from FIRST, and FIRST Championship returns to Houston
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A New Type of School Teaches Skills for the Future

Recently featured on American Graduate Day, FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 66, Grizzly Robotics, inspired the creation of the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College. The school’s innovative curriculum incorporates the FIRST® emphasis on problem-solving, hands-on engineering, and manufacturing skills. Discover how a combination of high expectations, mentoring, and encouragement have worked powerfully on the students, leading to dramatic improvements for the district.

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Top 5 Work-Life Skills Kids Gain from Participating on a FIRST Team

Miguel was a shy freshman when he joined his high school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team. With the encouragement of his mentors, he came out of his shell to become a confident public speaker and the team’s president.

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FIRST President Featured in VoyageHouston

FIRST President Don Bossi was recently featured in VoyageHouston. He discussed his road to FIRST, his thoughts on the future of STEM, and how FIRST is looking forward to returning to downtown Houston in April for FIRST Championship.

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OUR VISION: “...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”
— Dean Kamen, Founder