Team FrancoDroid wins the Global Innovation Award; investing in employees and communities, together; Amazon funds FIRST teams in Seattle
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Team FrancoDroid Wins the Global Innovation Award

The 2019 Global Innovation Award celebrated FIRST® LEGO® League teams’ innovative solutions to the problems humans face during long-duration space exploration. Team FrancoDroid from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took the top award — a $20,000 prize — for CosmoCup, which aims to make space more accessible to women.

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Investing in Employees and Communities, Together

FIRST® President Don Bossi explores strategies for companies to authentically implement social impact initiatives to build talent pipelines, positively impact local communities, and invest in employees’ futures.

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Amazon Provides Robotics Grants to Seattle Schools

Amazon recently announced additional Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grants to bring FIRST programs to underrepresented and underserved students in up to 30 Seattle schools.

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