‘Galactic Builders’ brings FIRST students, engineers, and designers together to learn more about the STEM behind Star Wars.
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FIRST® teams go behind the scenes in Star Wars series

Disney and Lucasfilm have teamed up with FIRST® on a new, four-part digital series on StarWarsKids.com to show how STEM plays a key role in making Star Wars stories and products come to life. Watch Episode 1: Behind the Creation of Hasbro’s Ultimate D-O: FIRST® Tech Challenge students Lyndsay and Daniel (Slater Spartans and Slaterly United, Pawtucket, R.I.) visit Hasbro HQ and meet Phil Sage and Melissa Hershey, who helped create the advanced D-O App-controlled Droid toy releasing ahead of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They learn the balance between creativity, form and function, and the STEM that goes into releasing a Star Wars toy.



The 2020 FIRST Scholarship Program is now live

The FIRST Scholarship Program can be a game changer for FIRST alumni, including FIRST alum Peyton Fitzgerald. This year, 200 colleges, universities, and technical programs will be making available $80 million in scholarship opportunities to high school FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition participants. Start exploring now and check back often as new opportunities will be added throughout the year.

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Thank you, FIRST community!

Thanks to advocacy from the FIRST community, the U.S. Congress has passed a new bill to mint a commemorative coin honoring Christa McAuliffe. Once signed into law, this coin will honor Christa’s legacy not just by celebrating her life and service, but by designating additional funds to FIRST.

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Go behind the scenes at an Amazon warehouse

Save the date: On October 17 at 7 p.m. ET, tune into FIRSTtv to see how your Prime package is processed, packaged, and shipped to your door. Join us as we tour a New Jersey-based Amazon warehouse to see the innovative robotic elements Amazon uses each day. There will be a live Q&A, interactive polls, and giveaways.

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