Plus, three suggestions to build student resilience through science, technology, engineering, and math
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Free STEM Day Activities

Happy National STEM Day! Join us in celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math with free activities and learn more about how our partners are leading the way to a more sustainable future.

🔬 Energy-themed Kahoot! Series aligned to our season theme, FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm.

🔬 FIRST @ Home curriculum series and skill-building library.

🔬 From The Boeing Company: Educational virtual reality experiences, site tours, and field trips.

🔬 From Qualcomm: Achieving a sustainable future with 5G technology.

🔬 From Raytheon Technologies: The future of sustainable flight and propulsion.

🔬 From Haas: Online training, a peek inside the world of Haas, and machining tips.

Article: How Students Can Thrive in STEM

To build a better future, it’s critical that we encourage students to pursue their STEM interests and passions while providing the positive support they need to succeed. “Teachers, parents, and other educators should unite to give students opportunities to fail safely and cultivate a resilient mindset through STEM,” FIRST® CEO Chris Moore said in EdWeek, where he shared three expert-guided suggestions to build student resilience through science, technology, engineering, and math.

Read more from FIRST CEO Chris Moore via EdWeek >>

Reminder: Nominate an Educator by December 9

At FIRST, recognition is not only part of our name but core to our ethos, and we are proud to launch our second year of the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program! Help us celebrate the FIRST educators who impact and inspire their learning communities; we truly could not further the mission of FIRST without them.

Learn more about the FIRST Educators Recognition Program and how you can nominate a FIRST educator from your community >>

Erica & Brayla's #IAmMoreThan Story

Helping our kids navigate and be successful across a variety of spaces to grow into well-rounded adults can be one of the biggest challenges of parenthood. Erica Cunningham wants her teenage daughter, Brayla, to see she is More Than just “one thing.” “You need to master some things, but I don't want Brayla to feel tied down to that just now,” Erica said.

Read more from Erica and share your #IAmMoreThan story>>

Special Guest Tim Cook at the FIRST Inspire Gala

Next week, join special guest Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and our host committee on the San Francisco waterfront at the FIRST Inspire Gala for an evening of inspiration, celebration, and hands-on STEM experiences with fellow industry leaders and the next generation of science and tech pioneers. Just a few days left to purchase tickets to our inspiring fundraising event!

Purchase tickets, sponsor, or donate in support of our mission >>

The FIRST Inspire Gala supports the FIRST mission worldwide; to find local FIRST affiliates to support, check out our Local Support page.
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