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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
 
 
WHAT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT
 
FIRST® Educators Recognition Program 

 
Nominations are open for our new Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program! This Recognition Program honors our commitment to recognize the outstanding work of educators in the FIRST community and is inspired by the powerful ethos of Christa McAuliffe who famously said, “I touch the future. I teach.” Help us MAKE IT LOUD for the outstanding educators in the FIRST community and submit your nominations before December 17. Full details can be found here.
 
Galactic Builders Season 2, Episode 3 Now Available
In “Building a Star Wars Grogu Plush Toy with Mattel”, we learn how two Mattel toy designers and a FIRST student are using their design and engineering skills to bring Star Wars characters to life. Mattel toy designers Ed Duncan and Denise Wong share how they built their dream careers around their creative passions and the incredible work that went into developing the Grogu Plush Toy. We also meet with Matthew, from FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 852, the Athenian Robotics Collective, whose love for engineering and practical effects inspires him to create his own Star Wars models and animatronics. Watch the episode here.
 
The future is bright with your CARGO CONNECTSM team in the driver’s seat!
 

Travel full speed ahead with an exclusive CARGO CONNECT t-shirtavailable now in the FIRST Store.
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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

Is New York’s Little Island the future of parks?

We think this is a great real-world example of ideas explored in our PLAYMAKERSSM and BOOMTOWN BUILDSM seasons!
 
 
CELEBRATION AND SHOUTOUTS 
 
 
What's your team been exploring? Let us know with a tweet to @firstlegoleague or Facebook post and make sure to use #CARGO CONNECT! 
 
 
 
 
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