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Save the Date: FIRST® Tech Challenge POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Game Reveal September 10

Save the date! The FIRST® Tech Challenge POWERPLAYSM game will be revealed on Saturday, September 10 at 12PM ET, energizing participants to reimagine the future of energy. Season materials such as POWERPLAY wallpapers, social graphics, and posters will also be available for download.

Learn more about the POWERPLAY season and register »

Providing Easily Accessible and Free Curriculum for the Foundations of Coding

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 18529 “Rust In Piece” recently piloted their FIRST® Virtual Robot Simulator (VRS) curriculum in collaboration with FIRST Tech Challenge in Illinois and Deerfield School District 109. The team produced an easy to teach, inexpensive to run, yet profoundly impactful STEM curriculum.

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FIRST Founder Dean Kamen on the Power of Celebrating your own Obsoletion

If you missed Dean Kamen on TC Sessions: Robotics last month, then you’re in luck! You can watch the full video on the TC Sessions: Robotics event page. Don’t miss out on a great, in-depth discussion about the power of celebrating obsoletion and much more.

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FIRST Alum is Working to Increase STEM Accessibility in Rural Australia

Meet Jameson, a FIRST alum who will be taking a year-long road trip across Australia, from Outback Queensland to the indigenous communities of the Northern Territory and everywhere in between to help close the STEM accessibility gap.

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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