Jack joins a robotics team on “black-ish” in an episode featuring Dean Kamen; President Larry Cohen discusses the STEM jobs gap on Cheddar
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ABC’s “black-ish” to feature FIRST® in key storyline
Jack joins a FIRST® team and FIRST founder Dean Kamen makes a special cameo in a new episode of "black-ish" airing on Tuesday, February 25, at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
Join the conversation with #blackish and #FIRSTonblackish. The episode can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
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In the news: FIRST creates opportunities for kids in STEM

Larry Cohen, president of FIRST, discussed the gap to fill STEM jobs in the United States and how to get young people interested in the field live on Cheddar Business with anchors Nora Ali and Brad Smith.

Rockwell Automation inspires students to innovate

The You Make It Challenge from FIRST Strategic Partner Rockwell Automation invited young inventors to submit their big ideas to solve big problems. Louisa Wood from FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 4786, Nicolet FEAR, won the top prize with her solution to monitor sump pump activity to predict flooding before it happens.

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RISE up with new gear

Show off your FIRST or Star Wars fandom with exclusive FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, gear available in the FIRST Store.

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OUR VISION: “...to 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