Plus, how FIRST teams can use AI tools to help develop solutions
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Happy National STEM Day

In celebration of National STEM Day, we're highlighting how innovation and design are shaping the next generation of sustainable sports products. From accessories to footwear, learn how FIRST® Strategic Partner Dow is using STEAM to help athletes perform anywhere, from the home gym to the biggest stages in sports. 

Read more via the Community blog >>

Expanding the FIRST® Toolbox with Artificial Intelligence

In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in access to Artificial Intelligence (AI); especially generative language model-based tools like Google Bard and ChatGPT. This has sparked a question among the FIRST community: can teams use these tools to help develop solutions? The answer is yes!  

Hear from FIRST Chief Operating Officer Chris Rake about how FIRST teams can use AI >>

Donor Spotlight: Meet Sravan, FIRST Donor, Alum, Volunteer, Coach, and Staff

Sravan is giving back to a mission that he was introduced to 17 years ago as a FIRST® Robotics Competition student. Not only does he volunteer his time supporting events, he also mentors students as a coach and donates to the FIRST mission. Through his philanthropy, he hopes to help FIRST reach every corner of the world: “FIRST provides the necessary skills to young people for them to grow to be leaders. Knowing Calculus, being well-read, or memorizing lessons is not enough to face challenges of our current and future world.” 

Learn more about Sravan >>

Team and Class Pack Registration is Open

Team and Class Pack registration is open now for the 2023-2024 FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm season. Register now and empower young people to design and build a world of endless possibilities.* 

Register now through the FIRST Dashboard >>

*If you are a FIRST® LEGO® League or FIRST® Tech Challenge team or Class Pack customer outside of North America, contact your local partner for registration timing and details. 

#PeopleofSTEAM: Meet Kelli, a 2023 Inspire the Future Honoree

Kelli, a member of the 2023 Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program cohort, is an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Boone Trail Elementary School in North Carolina. She serves 550 students each day by managing all the technology in the building and offers instructional support for her colleagues. In addition, she also teaches STEAM classes to the students, where she focuses on bringing in hands-on and engaging learning and folds in the FIRST Core Values of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®

Read more about Kelli and her experience as a STEAM educator >>
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