Plus, FIRST President Larry Cohen on an engineer’s greatest legacy; the latest on FIRSTtv; Jump Start extended
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3 lessons for robotics parents from “black-ish”

Many parents worry when their kids enter new experiences where they are likely to be truly challenged. On ABC sitcom "black-ish," parents Dre and Bow wondered how to best support their son Jack after he joins a FIRST® team. We rounded up 3 lessons for robotics parents from the episode on the Inspire blog. If you missed the special episode (with a cameo from Dean Kamen), you can stream “You Don’t Know Jack” via, the ABC app, or Hulu.

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An engineer’s greatest legacy: Inspiring the next gen

FIRST President Larry Cohen explored on the Inspire blog why the greatest professional legacy an engineer, educator, or anyone can leave behind is to inspire the next generation of leaders.

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Join us live every Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on FIRSTtv for PLAYxPLAY, a fast-paced, interactive look at the most exciting matches and moments from the 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition season, analyzed by our talented crew of sportscasters.


FIRST® Tech Challenge Jump Start deadline extended

You can register your FIRST® Tech Challenge rookie team now through March 16 with our limited Jump Start registration. As a Jump Start team, you’ll receive a $275 grant to cover the cost of your 2020-2021 season registration.

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FIRST® Championship housing is now open

The 2020 FIRST Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated is only weeks away. Whether you’re competing with your team, volunteering to support the next generation of innovators, or celebrating from the cheering section, book your stay with FIRST for exclusive discounts and benefits. Housing is now open for teams, spectators, and volunteers. All attendees have access to exclusive travel discounts including airline, car rental, and ground transportation.

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