Strategies for community organizations; how a grassroots movement is engaging girls in STEM; train with the U.S. Air Force
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

5 Ways to Bring Robotics to Community Organizations

Community organizations like the YMCA, Girl Scouts, and 4-H can expand STEM opportunities for young people who may not have the resources otherwise. The FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant initiative has identified five strategies that can help any youth-serving organization succeed in starting and sustaining successful robotics programs with any funding source.

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Volunteer Finds Inspiration in Robotics Movement

As a referee at a FIRST® Tech Challenge event, Rob Fyfe, a FIRST alum and engineer at FIRST Strategic Partner Bechtel, was inspired by “Nerdy Girls” – a grassroots robotics movement to engage girls in STEM.

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8th Annual U.S. Air Force/FIRST Leadership Experience

The eighth annual U.S. Air Force/FIRST Leadership Experience provides FIRST mentors with a three-day, hands-on leadership training taught by Air Force personnel. K-12 teachers who are FIRST® Tech Challenge or FIRST® Robotics Competition mentors can apply through Friday, May 24.

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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