Plus, #PeopleofSTEAM anniversary, the FIRST Alumni Handbook, and more! 
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#PeopleofSTEAM Anniversary

We can't believe it's been one year since we started #PeopleofSTEAM. Time flies when you're celebrating impactful individuals from the FIRST® community and beyond! 

#PeopleofSTEAM is an ongoing blog series that highlights diverse voices in our community and the impacts they are making on the world of FIRST, the world of STEAM, and/or in their own backyard. 

Watch our #PeopleofSTEAM anniversary video >>

2024 FIRST® Championship Conferences Proposals Due this Friday

FIRST is currently accepting proposals for the 2024 FIRST Championship Conferences (April 17-20), part of the 2024 FIRST Championship presented by BAE Systems. Students, mentors, educators, coaches, volunteers, staff, and sponsors are welcome to submit a proposal by the February 9 deadline. Presenters will be notified in mid-March if selected. 

Learn more about submitting proposals >>

FIRST in the News: FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Finishes Prototype of Wheelchair for a Two-Legged Friend

FIRST® Tech Challenge team from Louisiana created a wheelchair for two-legged pup, Roo, a who lost her legs at birth. 

"That is one of our favorite things about robotics, being able to go out into the community and do things that are actually helpful to the community, things that people might not think that robotics is involved with," said the team's coach. 

Read more about the Steel Eagles Robotics Team's project to help Roo >>

FIRST Alumni Handbook

Whether you are getting ready to graduate or have been a FIRST alum for 10+ years, we've designed our FIRST Alumni Handbook as a resource for our entire network of alumni. 

Check out and bookmark the FIRST Alumni Handbook >>

Find a FIRST Event Near You

Get a front-row seat and experience thrilling robotics by attending a FIRST event near you. Attending an event is a great way to meet local coaches, mentors, and teams. 

Find a FIRST event >>
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