Plus, FIRST LEGO League team “Takevians” develops award winning innovation for the 2022 Global Innovation Award presented by Qualcomm
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Team “Takevians” Honored as the Winner of the 2022 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award presented by Qualcomm

FIRST® LEGO® League team “Takevians” from Samsun, Turkey was honored as the 2022 Global Innovation Award presented by Qualcomm winner at the live award ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 23. Their winning innovation, Durable Packaging, Solid Cargo, strengthens the most used cargo packaging in the world, corrugated cardboard boxes, without changing the amount and type of material.

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Save the Date: FIRST LEGO League SUPERPOWEREDSM Season Launch

Save the date! FIRST LEGO League SUPERPOWEREDSM will launch on Tuesday, August 2, at Noon ET, energizing participants (ages 4-16*) to reimagine the future of energy. Season materials for the Challenge, Explore, and Discover divisions will be available for download as well as SUPERPOWERED specific wallpapers, social graphics, and posters.
*ages vary by country

Learn more about the SUPERPOWERED season >>

FIRST® Prepares Students to Thrive as Adults in a Rapidly Changing World

FIRST® has partnered with leading consumer storytelling platform Upworthy to tell stories about the transformative power of our program. Upworthy is known for its “feel-good” content and reaches a wide audience of parents, those interested in STEM and/or global solutions, and folks who simply like positive stories. Our second article focuses on how FIRST prepares students to thrive as adults in a rapidly changing world with mentorship from adult volunteers such as educators and STEM professionals. With these mentors’ support, each season 700,000+ students are developing problem-solving skills and learning confidence, cooperation, empathy, and resilience—skills that will serve them well in their future careers. Hear from folks around the FIRST community, including Vitruvian Bots mentor and Raytheon engineer Fazlul “Fuzz” Zubair, Qualcomm Incorporated’s Natalie Dusi, and FIRST CEO Chris Moore. 

Read more about how FIRST is fostering STEM career readiness via Upworthy »

More Than RobotsSM: Bringing the Power of FIRST Programs to Every School in America

FIRST has partnered with Politico to share FIRST founder Dean Kamen’s thoughts on the incredible impact STEM education plays in bolstering American economic & manufacturing competitiveness and various legislative efforts focused on (or affected by) STEM learning. Politico is America's leading political journalism organization sharing in-depth news and commentary on national and international issues relevant to politicians, organizational decision-makers, and educators. Read more as Dean calls upon members of Congress, state education and private sector leaders, and, most importantly, parents, to help grow equitable access to STEM opportunities, which will give millions of students pathways to successful careers in priority industries around the world.

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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