Plus, meet the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Youth Advisory Committee and find out how to apply to join.
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Introducing command-based programming with robots
Our new five-part activity series on FIRST® @ Home helps you learn command-based programming using the Romi Robot kit. In activities created by the FIRST Education team, with support from WPI and Bloomberg, you’ll take on the role of programmers to create code, develop logic, analyze a problem, and compete to solve a real-world program. Coaches and educators in the United States can apply for grant funding generously provided by Bloomberg to cover the cost of a limited number of Romi Robot packages and Raspberry Pi devices.
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Meet the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Youth Advisory Committee
FIRST students know how to take what they know and what they’re capable of to make their communities a better place. To help inspire youth voice and leadership within FIRST, we formed the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Youth Advisory Committee. Get to know these amazing young people and how to apply for the committee on the Inspire blog.
Don’t miss FIRST® Professional Development this season
Join one of the FIRST Professional Development cohorts at our just-announced dates in April and build a foundation to deliver FIRST® LEGO® League or FIRST® Tech Challenge with engaging, positive learning environments for every student. Learn more about upcoming session dates and pricing.

ICYMI: Watch Changing the Game: STEM, Sports, & Advancing Equity

Last week, special guests from the sports industry joined us on FIRSTtv for a conversation about math and science, how they’re used in sports to predict outcomes and enhance the game, and the importance of representation, allyship, and equity.  

Episode host Jay Flores was joined by 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. This latest episode is posted on the FIRST YouTube Channel, where you can find our first two episodes of Beyond the BotsSM and more inspiring content.

Star Wars stamps and LEGO builds celebrate FIRST partnership
The Force remains strong with the FIRST and Star Wars: Force for Change partnership. The United States Postal Service announced the upcoming release of a collection of stamps featuring Star Wars droids, inspired by Lucasfilm and parent company Disney’s commitment to STEM learning through FIRST. We also recently announced the winners of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Contest sponsored by Star Wars: Force for Change, FIRST, and The LEGO Group and judged by FIRST LEGO League alumni Sanjay and Arvind Seshan. Check out the impressive builds on the Star Wars blog.
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