Countdown to the FIRST Tech Challenge season kickoff; meet the 2018 STEM Equity Grant recipients; FIRST alum becomes a community leader
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ROVER RUCKUS Kicks Off September 8

T minus 3 days … All systems are go for the reveal of the FIRST® Tech Challenge season game ROVER RUCKUS Presented By Qualcomm. The mission lands Saturday, September 8, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Attend a local kickoff event or watch the game reveal online with your STEM squad.

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Meet the STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant Winners

This year, FIRST awarded STEM Equity Community Innovation Grants to 12 communities across the U.S. The grants support new and innovative solutions to address inequities in STEM by providing hands-on learning and problem-solving opportunities to underserved and underrepresented students.

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Breaking Down Barriers and Connecting Communities

FIRST® LEGO® League alum Zaina Siyed created a scholarship program to engage more Muslim girls in FIRST LEGO League. EdSurge talked to Siyed about her experiences as a robotics teacher and community leader, how she engages students in difficult subjects, and her suggestions for persevering through challenges.

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