News: Advancing STEM equity, Novelis inspires students to give back, and how active-learning prepares future engineers
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FIRST® Announces 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant Winners

FIRST® is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant. The grants support new and innovative solutions to address equity, inclusion, and diversity in STEM. Focusing on underserved and underrepresented communities, the 2017 grants have been awarded to 17 organizations from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Novelis Engages Georgia FIRST Teams to Recycle for Good

FIRST® Robotics Competition Gold Supplier Novelis has partnered with FIRST teams in Georgia to build homes for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity as part of its Recycle for Good program. Novelis challenged FIRST Robotics Competition teams to collect aluminum beverage cans and awarded grants to the teams with the largest collections. Follow the teams that gave back by volunteering to build new homes in their community.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

How does active-learning prepare students for the careers of tomorrow? A 21st-century workforce requires adaptability, creative problem solving, innovative thinking, and lifelong learning. Featured in IEEE Computer Magazine, Nancy Boyer, Director of Research and Evaluation at FIRST, explores the role challenge-based learning plays in developing the current and future workforce.

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