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Blog: Four ways to explore STEM remotely with FIRST®

STEM has always been the catalyst that can drive change, inspiring young people to go on to better our world, yet the pandemic has limited student opportunities for hands-on STEM inspiration. For National STEM Day, FIRST® Education’s Tammy Pankey and Lori Birch shared tips and resources to explore STEM remotely and inspire innovation with FIRST on the Inspire blog.

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FIRST featured on Business Insider for COVID-19 adaptations

Facing a global pandemic, FIRST students have demonstrated that FIRST is More Than RobotsSM. That they are willing and able to take on challenges that once seemed insurmountable. Why? Because FIRST has prepared them with the skills to conquer even the most difficult tasks. Unfamiliarity is welcomed by their bright young minds. Inspired by our students’ ingenuity, we’ve adapted our programs this season to ensure each participant can have a meaningful experience, continuing to learn and grow as #FIRSTGAMECHANGERS. Read more about how the FIRST community is continuing to engage in STEM learning and inspiration on Business Insider.

Upcoming virtual conversations on equity and inclusion

Ensuring equity in education for all students in schools, classrooms, and communities is critical for ensuring all students have an opportunity to succeed in STEM. Dr. Janell Catlin, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at FIRST, will join FIRST Strategic Partner Rockwell Automation's Bold Conversations session on Equity in Early STEM Education. Save the date and tune in on November 19 at 11 a.m. and 3p.m. CT during Automation Fair at Home to watch on demand. (Type “BC04” in search)

As a part of Target’s TWIST “Prepare to Launch” virtual conference and networking series for high school and college students, Dr. Catlin will speak on the importance of girls/young women to pursue careers in science and technology. On November 20 at 10:30 a.m. CT, she’ll share her own personal experience and career journey from a scientist to global STEM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion leader, as well as the critical role of allyship from those in positions of power. Register to participate in the free series.

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