Support STEM learning all year long, how one alum beat the odds, and Paula’s Story
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology
It's Important to Support STEM All Year Long

Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador at Rockwell Automation, a FIRST® Strategic Partner, explores the importance of keeping kids energized and engaged in STEM during school breaks. Jay offers tips to maintain interest and to reinforce the skills students work so hard to learn.

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From FIRST to a Full-Ride Scholarship

From a rural Navajo community in Utah, and with limited resources, Fredele Burns and his FIRST® Robotics Competition team built their robot largely out of scrap metal. Fredele’s participation on the team earned him a full-ride scholarship to the University of Utah, bringing him closer to his dream of becoming a doctor. His experience with FIRST taught him that “you can create anything out of nothing.”

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Help More Students Start Their FIRST Story

The skills students build throughout their FIRST experience set them on pathways to purposeful and prosperous lives. Your support helps more students start their FIRST story. Watch Paula’s story and make a tax-deductible gift today.



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OUR VISION: “ 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