Plus, FIRST LEGO League is now on Seesaw, and Amazon joins as a Strategic Partner
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Don’t miss “Changing the Game: STEM, Sports & Advancing Equity”

Join us Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. ET for an action-packed episode of Beyond the BotsSM on FIRSTtv. Hosted by Jay Flores, Changing the Game: STEM, Sports & Advancing Equity will explore how math and science are used in sports to predict outcomes and enhance the game. We’ll also be joined by women trailblazers advancing equity and representation in the sports industry.

Special guests include Andre Snellings, senior writer at ESPN; Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach; Yareliz Ramirez, IT services manager for the Miami Heat; Brittany Holterman, former D1 basketball player and two-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior; and Sean Doolittle, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Save the date and subscribe on Twitch so you don’t miss the show.

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore now on Seesaw

We're making it easier for students to complete the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore PLAYMAKERSSM season using the remote learning platform Seesaw. To complete the activities, each student will need the PLAYMAKERS Explore set and internet access (the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 set is optional).  Register your team and purchase additional Explore sets in the FIRST® Dashboard (subject to availability). Check out the Explore Guide for Distance Education for how to incorporate this exciting STEM experience designed for students ages 6-10 into your learning environment.

Amazon Becomes FIRST® Strategic Partner

We’re proud to recognize Amazon as a FIRST Strategic Partner as we expand our collaboration with Amazon Future Engineer to inspire the next generation of diverse computer scientists, engineers, and innovators.
Read our announcement.

In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, FIRST is amplifying voices within our community on our social media channels. Dr. Janell N. Catlin, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at FIRST, reflected on being a Black woman in a STEM field:


Follow FIRST on Instagram (@first_official_) for more #BlackHistoryMonth stories and reflections.

Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar now available

We are incredibly grateful for the impact that Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher selected to go to space, had on the greater STEM community and are proud to honor her legacy. The 2021 Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar, now available for pre-order from the United States Mint, was advocated for by many in the FIRST community and celebrates the impact of Christa and educators everywhere. A portion of proceeds benefit the FIRST mission.
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