Inspirational stories from FIRST mentors; how teachers, parents, and community members can encourage STEM interest
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology
6 Experts on the Future of STEM Education

Six experts – including FIRST® President Don Bossi – share how teachers, parents, and community members can encourage their students’ interest in STEM education.

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Mentor Inspires Culture Change Through Crowdfunding

Monique Dituri, a STEM teacher and FIRST® Robotics Competition team mentor, has galvanized her school to raise over $775,000 through crowdfunding on Dituri is leading a culture change in her community, creating an inclusive, nurturing environment for exploration and gratitude.

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Mentor Continues to Learn from Her Team

FIRST Alum Rachel Clark was a founding member of Minnesota’s first all-girls FIRST Robotics Competition team. Now a mentor to the team, she continues to learn skills that apply to her engineering career.

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OUR VISION: “ transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”
— Dean Kamen, Founder