In the News


May 2024

May 23 WCVB Channel 5 Boston
FIRST Robotics Team Gifts Customized Car to Massachusetts Girl with Disabilities
May 17 The New York Times
Industries Fortify STEM Workforce By Investing in FIRST Youth Robotics

April 2024

April 19 Click 2 Houston
FIRST Championship Robotics Competition - Joint Interview with Gary Foote
April 19 KOMO News
2024 FIRST Championship STEM Competition - Joint Interview with Natalie Taitano

March 2024

March 27 Forbes
Young Women in STEM: How Businesses Can Help Close the Gender Gap
March 7 LinkedIn Article
Need STEM Talent? Your Business Has a Moral Responsibility to Empower Young Women in STEM
March 1 Forbes
How Companies Can Fortify Their Talent Pipelines Via STEM Mentorship
March 1 LAist
Their South LA Schools Didn't Offer Robotics. So they Started a FIRST Tech Challenge Team of Their Own.

February 2024

Feb 19 Union Leader
At FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship, Robotics is also an Art
Feb 17 WMUR
New Hampshire FIRST Students Compete for Spot in National Robotics Competition
Feb 16 U.S. Department of Defense
Iron Mosquitos: A Tale of Innovation, Teamwork, and Ambition in FIRST Robotics Competition

January 2024

Jan 31 U.S. Department of Defense
Girls in FIRST Build Award-Winning Robot, Get STEM Inspiration

November 2023

Nov 4 Newsday
Henry Viscardi School Looks To Build Off FIRST Robotics Day

October 2023

Oct 11 WCVB Chronicle
FIRST Robotics Competition Allows Massachusetts Students To Flourish
Oct 7 NPR
Teens Build Robots In High School For FIRST Robotics Competition

September 2023

Sept 27 Google - The Keyword
New Grants to Introduce Thousands of Students to FIRST

August 2023

Aug 28 The Johnston County Report
FIRST Robotics Competition Team's Book Project Seeks To Inspire Young Girls in STEM
Aug 24 The Eagle Tribune
Waring School's FIRST Robotics Team Expands Outreach to Rwanda
Aug 23 Northeastern Global News
Northeastern University and FIRST Students Partcipate in Enabling Engineering Program
Aug 18 The Daily Star
Hammond FIRST Robotics Students Help Child with Muscular Disorder
Aug 15 Disney Parks
Disney Imagineers Excited for New FIRST Robotics Season

July 2023

Unleashing the Future: FIRST LEGO League Camp Ignites Passion for Robotics & Technology
July 13 The Valley Breeze
FIRST LEGO League Teaches Students Real-World Problem Solving

June 2023

June 23 Diversity in Action
Self-Esteem Through STEM: FIRST Programs Help Build Confidence in Kids
June 22 Teen Vogue
How a FIRST Team Changed These Teens' Lives
June 14 The Patch
FIRST LEGO League Students Seek to Install Sensory Playground Equipment
June 1 ABC 7 News
8-Year-Old FIRST LEGO League Participant Inspiring Other Young Girls to Join STEM

May 2023

May 31 Teen Vogue
Xochitl Gomez on Breaking Down Barriers in STEM

April 2023

Apr 1 19 News
Building HERstory: Introducing Northeast Ohio's only all-girls robotics team

March 2023

Mar 10 CNET
Meet the Teens Who Live and Breathe Robots

February 2023

Feb  28

The Johnston County Report
Local Girls Encourage The Next Generation

January 2023

Jan 8 WMUR
2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off in Manchester
Jan 7 Union Leader
CHARGED UP Sparks the Next Generation of Engineers -- and Robots

October 2022

Oct 20 The 74
FIRST CEO Chris Moore: Youth Sports Teach Valuable Skills But Robotics Helps Every Kids Go Pro
Oct 10


FIRST CEO Chris Moore: Students Can Thrive In STEM - But They Need The Right Push


August 2022

Aug 31 Chalkbeat
FIRST CEO Chris Moore: A Teacher Told Me I Wasn't Cut Out For STEM. For Too Long, I Believed Her

July 2022

July 21 TechCrunch+
Dean Kamen on the Power of Celebrating Your Own Obsoletion
July 11 Parents
Robotics Community FIRST Inspires Students to Use STEM Skills for Global Good

June 2022

June 27 Politico
More Than Robots: Bringing the Power of FIRST Programs to Every School in America
June 21 Upworthy
Parents are Empowering their Kids to Imagine Exciting New Careers in STEM Through FIRST
June 16 Upworthy
Global Robotics Community FIRST Prepares Students to Thrive as Adults in a Rapidly Changing World
June 13 Upworthy
FIRST Students are Changing the World Through STEM, One Challenge at a Time

April 2022

April 27 Houston Public Media
Houston Public Media Visits FIRST Championship (segment begins ~37:45 mark)
April 25 The Canyon Courier
FIRST Robotics Competition Builds Strong People, Not Just Robots
April 21 CBS 58 WDJT-Milwaukee
Disney+ Documentary "More Than Robots" Highlights FIRST Students Excelling in STEM
April 14 Los Angeles Times
"More Than Robots" Takes You Behind The Scenes Of L.A. FIRST Robotics Teams

March 2022

March 19 Bleeding Cool
"More Than Robots": FIRST Founder Dean Kamen on Merging Sports & Robots
March 17 Pittsburgh Tribune
Gillian Jacobs Directs "More Than Robots"
March 17 The Hollywood Reporter
"More Than Robots" Film Review: SXSW 2022
March 17 New York Times
"More Than Robots" Review: An International Battle
March 17 MUSE TV
FIRST CEO Chris Moore Talks "More Than Robots" on Disney+
March 14
Bloomberg Businessweek
March 14

Laughing Place
Lucasfilm's "More Than Robots" Showcases the Creativity of the Next Generation of Droid Builders and Problem Solvers


September 2021

Sept. 17 MSNBC Morning Joe
Afghan All-Girl FIRST Robotics Team Continues Training After Fleeing Taliban

August 2021

Aug. 6 

CBS This Morning
FIRST Robotics Competition Team's Invention Helps Boy With A Prosthetic Leg Ride A Bicycle


July 2021

July 22

The Washington Post
A Teacher Was Pregnant. FIRST Tech Challenge Student Among Ten To Build A Device So Her Spouse, Who Uses A Wheelchair, Can Stroll With The Baby

July 8

The Sport Where Every Kid Can Turn Pro: Dean Kamen On How Robotics Competitions Help Create Our Future Workforce


June 2021

June 29

Business Insider
How FIRST Is Preparing Students For Life Outside The Classroom

June 23

Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team The Zebracorns Discusses AI-Powered Device "InSoul" To Help Prevent Injuries

June 18

Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Honors Teachers, Fundraises for Global Education Nonprofit

June 16

Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team The Warhawks Creates Device to Help Aid the Blind

June 10

Business Insider
The Future of Innovation Relies on Students' Interest in STEM: Here's How FIRST is Creating a Competitive Talent Pipeline

June 9

Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team The Charge Discusses Self-Charging N95 Sports Mask For Athletes

June 4

FIRST Robotics: Inspiring Students to Tackle Transportation's Biggest Challenges

June 2

Young Innovators: Disney's Impact on FIRST Robotics Community


May 2021

May 26

Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team R2JESU's Innovation Ensures Users Feel Safe While Exercising Alone

May 18

Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team The Funky Monkeys Discusses Ball-Shooting Robot "Oneshot

May 17

Sustainable Brands
How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Innovators

May 12

Cheddar News
Young Innovators: FIRST Robotics Competition Team The Holy Cows Developed "Mooove" App To Reduce Time Needed To Exercise, Increase Accessibility

May 5

Cheddar News
Young Innovators: Robotics Community FIRST Is Preparing Young People For The Future


April 2021

April 19

New Christa McAuliffe coin to help fund education

April 5 HuffPost
Bridging The Gap: How Women In STEM Are Carving Out Their Place And Making Room For Younger Generations

March 2021

March 18

Working With the Likes of LEGO, Disney, and Lucasfilm to Engage Students in STEM


January 2021

Jan. 26

Ed Surge
How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar


October 2020

Oct. 30

Business Insider
How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is still teaching students to build robots during one of the most uncertain school years ever

Oct. 14

Electronic Design
FIRST and LEGO Tackle COVID-19 Challenges with Remote Programs, Resources


September 2020

Sept. 16

How 2 Teens Are Saving Their City's Bees


August 2020

Aug. 17

More Than Robots: How This STEM Program is Teaching Students Valuable Life Lessons

Aug. 13

ABC News
These high school FIRST students built a potentially life-saving device


July 2020

July 29

From LEGO To Lasers: Kids Invent The Coolest Things


June 2020

June 18

The Week
FIRST students create 13-mile 'Bee Byway' in their town to save native bees

June 9

Purpose 360
Humanity at it's Best: FIRST Robotics Teams


May 2020

May 26
FIRST and partners open robotics competition for students

May 21

Meet the FIRST LEGO League students using 3D printing to make PPE for first responders

May 18

Fast Company
Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team is building emergency ventilators out of car parts

May 8

8 Under 18: The Young Trailblazers Stepping Up During The Pandemic

May 6

THE Journal
Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak


April 2020

April 20

Ed Surge
Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion - Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

April 27

Business Insider
How people are using 3D printing to fight equipment shortages, from tech companies to a high school robotics team making 400 face masks a day


February 2020

Feb. 3 Cheddar
FIRST Creates Opportunities for Kids to Get Interested in STEM

January 2020

Jan. 21

Ed Surge
5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy


October 2019

Oct. 17 The New York Times
Empower and Educate Afghanistan’s Youth to Ensure a Peaceful Future

September 2019

Sept. 26 CNN
Teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe to be honored by the United States Mint with silver dollar coin
Sept. 10 Forbes
When a Brand Collaboration Actually Has Synergy: Disney and FIRST Robotics

June 2019

June 26 TechCrunch
These kids are changing the future of space travel
June 17 EE|Times
STEM: It’s Time to Add an ‘A’

May 2019

May 15 U.S. News & World Report
Photos: 2019 FIRST Robotics Championship
May 6 EdTech Digest
A World Built Better Together

April 2019

April 26 AP News
Youth robotics global championship returns to Detroit [article] [watch]
April 20 GMA
Robotics: New Trend in High School Sports [watch]
April 13 Tech Crunch
Disney/Lucasfilm donates $1.5 million to FIRST

March 2019

March 28 Diversity in STEAM Magazine
Mentorship Leads to Better STEM Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students
March 8 Industry Today
Taking Responsibility for Tomorrow's Workforce
March 7 FIRST in Texas
How FIRST in Texas Helps Solve the Middle Skills Gap

February 2019

Feb. 18 LinkedIn
How your corporate employees can be as valuable as your checks to nonprofits

January 2019

Jan. 14 TechZone 360
An Inspiring Family Finds FIRST, and a Modern Roboticist Flourishes
Jan. 5 AP News
Details of DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented by The Boeing Company Robotics Game Revealed

December 2018

Dec. 25 VICE
How Robotics are Transforming the Lives of Greece's Underprivileged Kids
Dec. 17 Diversity in STEAM Magazine
Inspiring kids to use STEM for good—Q & A with social media star Kitboga
Dec. 11 AP News
Bosch expands partnership with FIRST to help bridge STEM gap, increase community engagement

November 2018

Nov. 24 NBC News
Houston robotics team pushes past financial woes to address STEM gap
Nov. 13 growwire
Segway Inventor’s FIRST Organization Aims to Fuel Future STEM Leaders

September 2018

Sept. 17 EdSurge
How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

August 2018

Aug. 28 Automotive News
ZF invests in future engineers with expanded FIRST presence
Aug. 21 Cheddar
Putting STEM "FIRST"
Don Bossi joins Cheddar to discuss how the program has grown and why students are increasingly becoming interested in STEM
Aug. 13

How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team


July 2018

July 30 EdSurge
How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce

June 2018

June 20  The 74
FIRST Robotics: How an After-School STEM Program That’s Grown to Inspire More than 530,000 Students a Year Is Now Being Used to Shape Curriculum in the Classroom
June 19

Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel | HBO
Dean Kamen’s FIRST Robotics Competition (Full Segment)

June 12

STEAM Universe
At the Crossroads of Traditional and Online Learning

June 11

eSchool News Daily Tech News & Innovation
More than robots: Inspiring STEM education and life skills via robotics

June 5 EDTech Digest
Closing the Inspiration Gap in Space Exploration

May 2018

May 15 Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Passionate Smart Girls are Enacting Change through FIRST — and the World is Watching
May 9 U.S. News & World Report
FIRST Robotics Championship Boosts Diversity

Photo Gallery: FIRST Robotics Championship Prepares Students for Real World
May 3 AP
Girl power: All-female teams compete at robotics event
May 1 Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Meet These Inspiring Teen Girls Competing in FIRST Robotics Competition Teams Around the United States— Part 2

April 2018

Apr. 28 Forbes
FIRST Things 1st: Michigan Gov. Snyder, Founder Kamen Are Rapt at Robotics Competition In Detroit
Apr. 18 Black Enterprise
Robotics Education Organization Embraces Diversity and Inclusion for K-12
Apr. 18 Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Meet These Inspiring Teen Girls Competing in FIRST Robotics Competition Teams Around the United States— Part 1
Apr. 5 People
Meet the Hawaiian Robotics Teacher Inspiring a Generation of STEM Students

March 2018

Mar. 23 Houston Chronicle
Where the robotics team outnumbers the football team
Mar. 7 Times of San Diego
Student Robotics Teams Gather in Del Mar for Qualcomm-Sponsored Competition

February 2018

Feb. 19 The Teaching Channel’s Tchers’ Voice
5 Ways to Spur Student Growth and Opportunity Through Hands-On STEM

 January 2018

Jan. 25
6 things recruiters are looking for in 2018
Jan. 18 All Together - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
It’s Not Special Treatment: The Case for Acting to Ensure Equity
Jan. 6 New Hampshire Union Leader
First look at 2018 FIRST challenge

December 2017

Dec. 16
Robotics teams build customized car for baby with limited mobility
Dec. 13 CNN
FIRST Alum, Christina Li, featured on "Faces of hope: CNN Young Wonders"
Dec. 11 FIRST success story out of Ypsilanti, Mich. featured on American Graduate Day [watch]
Dec. 4 Diversity in STEAM
Overcoming the STEM Opportunity Gap

November 2017

Nov. 28 Country 600
Students give city idea on how to improve and monitor waste water usage
Nov. 27 Entrepreneur
The Inventor Behind the Segway Scooter and Insulin Pump Predicts Who Will Get to Mars First -- and It's Not Elon Musk or Richard Branson
Nov. 24
Lincoln-Sudbury GearTicks make prosthetic hands for children in need
Nov. 23 EdSurge
From Robotics to Full-Ride Scholarships, How Navajo Students Beat the Odds
Nov. 16 NH Business Review
Obama honored at FIRST NYC gala

October 2017

Oct. 26 Afterschool Alliance
Camdenton High School Student One of Five in Nation Named to Inaugural Class of Youth Afterschool Ambassadors
Oct. 18 VoyageHouston
Meet Don Bossi of FIRST in Downtown
Oct. 10 TriplePundit
To Hire STEM-Literate Graduates, Companies Must Help Develop Them

September 2017

Sept. 29 FIRST teams wow Canadian Prime Minister at science fair
Sept. 28 EdTech
Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators Requires Cultural Change
Sept. 12 IndustryWeek
60,000 Students Dive Into Latest FIRST Tech Challenge
Sept. 5 The Union Leader
FIRST Robotics gets a $375k boost from the state
Sept. 5
Governor Chris Sununu, Dean Kamen Launch New Hampshire Robotics Education Fund

August 2017

Aug. EdNews Daily
How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School-Inspired by FIRST Robotics
Aug. 16 The Journal
FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season
Aug. 1 adafruit
Power Wheels Modifications for Disabilities Including Ultrasonic Sensor, Joystick Steering, & More | #Tech4Good

July 2017

July 29 The Union Leader
FIRST Catching Fire Across Nation
July 26 The Almanac
Robotics Helps Bring Local Student a $40,000 College Scholarship
July 16 The Washington Post
These Girls Have Built Robots Since They Were Toddlers. Now They’re Competing on a World Stage.
July 6 StandardBred Canada
Huge Win for "The Hydrators"

June 2017

June 24 Ventura County Star
Robotics May be a Way to Reach Students with Trouble Fitting in
June 12 Robohub
From Member to Mentor: Life After Being a FIRST Student
June 5 Corporation for National & Community Service
FIRST Recruiting for New Class of AmeriCorps VISTA members to Support STEM Education Programs in 33 U.S. Communities
June 1 NBC News
Super Soaker Inventor Takes Aim at Funding High School Robotics Teams

May 2017

May 31 Forbes
Welcome to Robot Country, U.S.A
May 18 MIT News
Dean Kamen: "The Magic is Out There!"
May 11 Cheddar
Don Bossi Speaks About the Nearly 30,000 Students from Around the World Have Been Competing at Two Robotics Championships Hosted by STEM Nonprofit FIRST.

April 2017

Apr. 25 OnQ Blog
Qualcomm and FIRST encourage students of all ages to embrace STEM
Apr. 20 FIRST in Texas Foundation
FIRST in Texas Foundation Names Christine Pollei President and Executive Director
Apr. 4 3BL Media
Booz Allen Women Share First-Hand Experiences with FIRST

March 2017

Mar. 24
FIRST Robotics: Where Innovation Meets Kindness–and Professionalism
Mar. 5 Education Week
How Robotics Motivated Me to Stay in School
Mar. 2 The Journal
Inclusive Education Inspires Good Student Citizenship

February 2017

Feb. 23 Huffington Post
Teen Engineers Build Robot Arm To Rescue Puppy Trapped In Well
Feb. 17 The Laconia Daily Sun
Wolfeboro Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship

January 2017

Jan. 12 The Detroit News
Detroit Gears Up for National 2018 Robotics Competition
Jan. 12 WXYZ Detroit
Detroit to Host FIRST Robotics Global Championship in 2018
Jan. 11 DBusiness
International FIRST Robotics Competition Coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center and Ford Field in April 2018
Jan. 9
FIRST Robotics 2017 Competition Announced - STEAMWORKSSM
Jan. 7 The Union Leader
Steam Power Rules the Day at FIRST
Jan. 6 Huffington Post
Inventor Dean Kamen: What Your Child Will Need to Know to Get Ahead in the 21st Century

November 2016

Nov. 18 Troy Daily News
From Tears to Cheers, the Rollercoaster Ride of Being a Coach
Nov. 18 Komo News
Shoreline High School Students Mentor Team from Uganda in Robot Building Challenge
Nov. 14 BusinessWire
Rockwell Automation Invest $12M To Bring Science and Technology to Next Generation Workforce
Nov. 9 Tech & Learning
Meet the Makers: Robotics Success Stories from FIRST Students

October 2016

Oct. 31 Naval Air Systems Command
NAWCAD Lakehurst-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Team Presents at TEDx Event
Oct. 28 Dispatch Argus
Davenport Students Collect 1,300 Stuffed Animals
Oct. 25 PRNewswire
Innovative Elementary School Combine Live Theatre, FIRST LEGO League Jr.
Oct. 21 Quad-City Times
West High Robotics Team Pays it Forward
Oct. 19 Vienna and Oakton Connection
Vienna, Herndon, Springfield: Baking a Robot
Oct. 16 Wicked Local, Ipswich
Ipswich High Students Provide Hi-Tech Help For Whale Tracking
Oct. 12 NRG Blog
The Path to the Future is Paved in Multi-colored Blocks
Oct. 11 CW39 News Fix
Robots Take Over NRG Stadium to Play Football

August 2016

Aug. 10 US2020
US2020 Honors Leaders of the STEM Mentoring Movement - FIRST North Carolina Recognized

July 2016

July 11 IndustryWeek
How Dean Kamen Will Keep Changing the World

June 2016

June 9 Fast Co.Exist
10 Clever Student Inventions That Could Reduce Our Waste

May 2016

May 5 Education World
Robotics Competition in St. Louis Draws 29,000 Students
May 4 U.S. News & World Report
FIRST Robotics Championship Brings Students to St. Louis
May 2 Yahoo! Finance
Watch Robots go Medieval on one Another at the FIRST Competition
May 1 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
LEGO Leagues Introduce Children to Coding and Engineering
May 1 Time Warner Cable News
FIRST Robotics Championship Wraps Up in St. Louis with Dramatic Win

April 2016

Apr. 30 St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis High Schools Compete in World Robotics Competition
Apr. 30 Northern Kentucky Tribune
Ryle High School's Brainy Bots Shine at FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Competition
Apr. 29 Time Warner Cable News
Battle of the Minds, Robots Underway at FIRST Robotics Competition
Apr. 29 U.S. News & World Report
Robotics Competition Brings 29,000 Students to St. Louis
Apr. 28 FOX 2 Now
FIRST Robotics Competition at Edward Jones Dome
Apr. 28 Columbia Missourian
Robotics Competition Brings 29,000 Students to St. Louis
Apr. 28 Education Week
Robotics Competition brings 29K Students to St. Louis
Apr. 28 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Robotics Booms in St. Louis as Thousands of Students Gather to 'Compete with Their Minds'
Apr. 27 The Huffington Post
Building Future Inventors, Disruptors and Technologists in Exciting and Fun!
Apr.  26 Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Mr. Dean Kamen's Visit to Whiteman AFB B-Roll
Apr. 26 St. Louis Magazine
The FIRST Championship Returns to Downtown St. Louis
Apr. 26 India West
SoCal Robotics Team to Participate in FTC World Championship
Apr. 25 Boston Globe
Local Robot Heads to International Competition
Apr. 25 IConnect 007
Interview with Dean Kamen, Segway Inventor and Founder of FIRST
Apr.  22
Millburn Students Pursue Passion for STEM
Apr. 22 Webster Kirkwood Times
Blockheads go to Washington
Apr. 21 Bloomberg
The Bloomberg Advantage: Kamen of FIRST on Robotics Competition
Apr. 21 Muskogee Phoenix
Woodall Student Robotics Techs Tell of Invited Visit to White House
Apr.  15 All About Circuits
How Robotics Competitions are Changing STEM Education
Apr. 15 KSDK
Local Girl Scouts at the White House Science Fair
Apr. 13 Tribune Star
Students Exhibit Work at White House Science Fair
Apr. 13 Supply Chain Management Review
Upcoming FIRST Championship Showcases Young Future Leaders in Automation
Apr. 11 The News & Observer
The March Madness of STEM
Apr. 8 The Wall Street Journal
Inventor Dean Kamen's Big Ideas
Apr. 8 The White House
Science Fair 2016: Meet the Next Generation of America's Innovators
Apr. 6 Village Life
LEGOs Help Children Learn About Trash
Apr. 3 The 74
FIRST Robotics: A Building Competition that's now Gaining State-Level Support as In-class Curriculum
Apr.  1 WPBF News
Robotics Competition Encourages Jobs in STEM

March 2016

Mar. 31 Metro
Boston's NUTRONs are Taking aim at a High School Robot Championship
Mar. 29
FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition Challenges Kids to Solve the World's Waste Problem
Mar. 29 Milton Ulladulla Times
Robotics Team Dine with Prime Minister
Mar. 28 Stars & Stripes
DODEA Elementary Students Bring LEGO Robots to Life
Mar. 24 Wheaton College
The Code of Learning
Mar. 24 Dallas News
In North Oak Cliff, Sunset Robotics Students with Disabilities Seek a League of Their Own
Mar. 23 Capital Public Radio
How to Get Girls into Engineering? Let Them Build Robots
Mar. 23 Beaverton Valley Times
Nano Ninjas: Breaking Barriers with a Robot
Mar. 22 Australasian Science Magazine
What to Inspire Kids to Learn STEM? Get them to Build a Robot
Mar. 20
Jamaica College Robotics Team Advance to the World Championships of Robotics
Mar. 19 Prime Minister of Australia
FIRST Robotics Australia Competition Doorstop
Mar. 18 Herald Sun
Can an Army of Robots Fix Our Growing STEM Education Problem?
Mar. 18 The Reporter
RoboDogs Gear Up for Regional Competitions
Mar. 18 Robot News
Dean Kamen: Why Education Needs Competitive Robotics (FIRST)
Mar. 17 Forbes
Don't Tell This Robotics Team That STEM is for Boys
Mar. 14 Digital Media Planet
Alabama State Robotics Champion Kids Team Challenges K-Cup Manufacturer to go 100% Recyclable as Soon as Possible
Mar. 12 District Administration
Nonprofits Build Bridges with Schools
Mar. 10 Lethbridge Herald
Paterson Students Build More Than Robots at Robotics Club
Mar. 8 KWBU
Build a Bot: Local Students Learn STEM Skills Through Robotics Competition
Mar. 8
Oakville's SMLS All-Girls Robotics Capture NASA's Attention
Mar. 6 WMUR
High Schoolers Compete in Granite State Robotics Competition
Mar.  6 Union Leader
Robot Combat, STEM Promotion Blend at Competition
Mar. 5 Duluth News Tribune
Robotics Teams Draw Upon Diverse Talents
Mar. 3 The Journal Gazette
Introducing Students to 'Real World'
Mar. 2 The Baltimore Sun
Clarksville Robotics Team Heads to State Competition

February 2016

Feb. 28 York Dispatch
Dallastown Hosts FIRST Robotics Competition
Feb. 28 The Rolla Daily News
S&T to Host FIRST Robotics Competition for Area High School
Feb. 27 The Boston Globe
In Natick, Students Compete in Robotics Competition
Feb. 26 Design News
Born an Engineer, Always an Engineer
Feb. 25 BBC
West Linton Primary Pupils Win LEGO Challenge
Feb. 25 The Coast News Group
High School Junior Publishes Book to get Girls Interested in STEAM
Feb. 24
Vermont Principals Association Sanctions FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge as a School Activity
Feb. 23 The Orange County Register
Marina High Students Work Diligently in Sport of Robotics
Feb. 21 ABC 27 News
Robotics Event Teaches Students Important of 'Trial' in 'Trial and Error'
Feb. 20
For Utah Students, Robots Become Teachers
Feb. 18 Carroll County Times
Robotics on the Rise Among Carroll Students
Feb. 15 HeraldNet
Marysville Senior Leads a Gender-Diverse Robotics Team
Feb. 12 Huffington Post
The Only Sport Where Everyone Can Go Pro: Robotics
Feb. 12
Robots: Changing Communities, Changing Lives
Feb. 11 All Africa
Nigerian Girls Build Robots to Tackle Waste
Feb. 10 Mercury News
San Jose: Team of Almaden middle Schoolers to Complete in 'The Olympics for Robots'
Feb. 8 Narooma News
FIRST Program Sends NASA Engineer to Help Build Narooma Robot
Feb. 5 First Coast Magazine
Robotics in the Bold City
Feb. 4 The Katy News
Katy Brothers Introduce Students from India to FIRST Robotics
Feb. 3 Foothills News
Robotics Program Finds Success in Catalina Foothills Schools

January 2016

Jan. 30
Future Engineers Show Off Student-Made Robots and Scientific Innovations at State Competition
Jan. 30 White House Blog
Computer Science For Call
Jan. 28 Nashoba Valley Voice
A Robotics Team in Every School? Ayer Shirley Students Bring Dream to Governor
Jan. 26 STEMConnector STEMblog
The Value of Mentoring in STEM: Q&A with Don Bossi, President of FIRST
Jan. 25 Detroit Free Press
Macomb County Teen to be Honored at White House
Jan. 23 The Berkshire Eagle
Hadley Robotics Team Walks Away with Win in Final FIRST Tech Challenge of Season
Jan. 20 Democrat & Chronicle
Putnam: Spencerport FIRST Robotics Team is Tops
Jan. 19 Muskogee Phoenix
FG Robotics Team Starts Work on this Year's Entry
Jan. 17 NY1
Robotics Contest Teaches Students to Cooperate in Competitive Environment
Jan. 13 NewsOK
OU Student: On a Mission to Change World Through Teaching
Jan. 12 MIT Admissions
A Brief History of 2.007, the MIT Class that Inspired FIRST Robotics
Jan. 11 Muscantine Journal
Students are Building Their Way to a Better Future
Jan. 10 NY1
Robotics Competition for High School Students Hopes to Become a STEM Olympics
Jan. 9 Bloomberg Business
Robot Competition Meant to Challenge Tech-Savvy Teens
Jan. 9 New Hampshire Union Leader
Future Engineers Scramble to be Tops in FIRST Robotics Competition in Manchester
Jan. 7 University of TARTU
Estonian Children Solve Trash-Problems in World's Biggest Robotics Contest
Jan. 5 American Lifestyle Magazine
Battle of the Brains Robotics Challenge
Jan. 4 Kettering University
Kettering University, FIRST Robotics have Played a Big Role in Lives of Schumaker Family
Jan. 2 Wicked Local - Walpole
Walpole Robotics Team Gets Excited About Technology

December 2015

Dec. 30 Comcast
Finding Her First Home
Dec. 29 Wicked Local - Dover, Mass.
For Sherborn's Brain Busters, Trash is Treasure
Dec. 27
Love of Programming Takes Fairbanks Girl Far
Dec. 25
Kettering Student Tagged for Gov. Snyder's MiSTEM Advisory Council
Dec. 24
Seattle Robotics Club Wants to be a National Model for Making STEM Accessible to all Students
Dec. 22 Innovation & Tech Today
Education, Robotics, Young Entrepreneurs: Conversation with author/futurist David Brin (pages 22-23)
Dec. 21 Olin College of Engineering
Hard Science vs. Professional Skills - Rebalancing Engineering Education
Dec. 19 Democrat Missourian
Robots and Personality a Futuristic Mix at Harrisonville School
Dec. 17 Huffington Post
All-Girls FIRST Tech Challenge Team Beta Tests New Snapdragon-based Android Platform
Dec. 15 Philadelphia Eagles
Competing to Solve a Global Issue
Dec. 15 Embedded Computing Design
Teaching Engineering from Scratch through the FIRST Robotics Challenge
Dec. 14 Standard Examiner
Utah FIRST Tech Challenge Teams Building More Than Robots
Dec. 12 Metro Jacksonville
TEDxJacksonville: Why Every Kid Should Build a Robot
Dec. 11 Science Matters
Saint Gertrude High School All-Girls Robotics Team Builds Robot to Travel the World
Dec. 10 The Texas Tribune
UIL Gears Up to Hold New Statewide Robotics Competition
Dec. 10 University Interscholastic League
BEST and FIRST Programs Selected as Robotics Partners to Further STEM Education in Texas
Dec. 8 Waterloo Chronicle
Unlocking Tech for New Dundee Kids in New Junior FIRST LEGO League
Dec. 5 Boston Tech Mom
Give the Gift of STEM this Holiday: Start a FIRST LEGO League
Dec. 2 Design World
Educating Our Future Engineers: Are We Doing Enough? Podcast with FIRST President Don Bossi 
FIRST Program Hopes to Challenge Younger Generations
Project-based Education Creates Excitement Among Students
Dec. 2 The Fresno Bee
Robotics Teams Anxiously Await Unveiling of New Game, Playing Field
Dec. 1
All-Girl FIRST Tech Challenge Team Puts New Technology to the Test
Dec. 1 Shoreline Area News
King's High School Robotics Team Launches Program for Special Needs Students

November 2015

Nov. 29
Robotics Enthusiasts Compete in Englewood
Nov. 26 Portland Tribune
Wilsonville Robotics Engineers Winning Formula
Nov. 24
Robots Competing and Meeting in Beijing
Nov. 24
About 300 Students Converge on Purdue University for Robotics Competition
Nov. 24 C&G Newspapers
Robotics Team Raises Awareness for Plastic Bag Recycling
Nov. 23 NYU Tandon School of Engineering
What do Former Mayor Bloomberg,, and a Tandon School of Engineering Sophomore have in Common?
Nov. 21 Providence Journal
LEGOs not Just Child's Play in this Competition
Nov. 17 IHS Electronics360
Chevy Donates a 2016 Volt Vehicle to FIRST Robotics Program
Nov. 16 Waste360
Students Solve Sanitation Issues Using Robots and LEGOs
Nov. 13
The Winners of the 2015 N.C. Tech Awards
Nov. 13 East Oregonian
Umatilla's Sipe Chosen as State's Top Superintendent
Nov. 11 NoozHawk
Young Students Will Compete for Spot in Los Angeles Robotics Competition
Nov. 4 IndyCar
STEM Program Highlights Teamwork in Action
Nov. 4 Eden Prairie News
Eden Prairie Robotics team Mentors Younger Team

October 2015

Oct. 29 MIT
Guiding Imagination with LEGO Robotics
Oct. 26 Plano Star Courier
Plano Student Wins First Place in Mathematics at National Science Competition
Oct. 25 The News & Observer
Robot, Experts Share Value of STEM
Oct. 19 Durbanite - South Africa
Trash Trekking with FIRST LEGO League and The KZN Science Centre
Oct. 18 Lockport Journal
Robot Rockers Looking Out for the Environment
Oct. 15
All-girls Team from Kingston Promoting Love of Science
Oct. 7
Mouser: FIRST Robotics and Grant Imahara: Empowering Innovation Together with STEM
Oct. 2 Metro-Philadelphia
These High School Girls Prove that Math and Robots Aren't just for Boys
Oct. 1 IHS Electronics360
Young People Dream of Blending Science and Technology at FIRST

September 2015

Sept. 30 Motion Control
Apps Will Now Drive Robots
Sept. 28 Central Leader - New Zealand
LEGO League Robotics a hit at Maungawhau School
Sept. 26 Dalton Daily Citizen
Robots Take Over Career Academy Atrium
Sept. 26 StarTribune
Robotics Teams gain Popularity as Schools Focus on Science and Technology
Sept. 24 Waste Dive
Trash Trek: Kids Solve Industry Issues in LEGO Competition
Sept. 21 Easton Courier
Girl Scouts of Connecticut to Enjoy Robotics Competition
Sept. 18 Qualcomm
Developer of the Month: Thomas Eng Works to Inspire Engineers of the Future Through Robotics
Sept. 17
Team Overdrive Captures Top Prizes in Australia
Sept. 16 AT&T U-Verse Buzz
Sept. 9 Embedded Computing Design
Robotics Competition Teaches the Skills and Mindset to be a Great Engineer
Sept. 8 youngpost - Hong-Kong
Diocesan Boys' School Students have a Brilliant Idea to Help Those with ADHD
Sept. 2 Santa Maria Times
OAHS Spartatroniks Jump Into New Year
Sept. 1 Student-Tutor
FIRST : The Essential Organization for STEM-Bound Students

August 2015

Aug. 31 Wayne State University
Alumni & Industry Student Spotlight
Aug. 29 Midland Daily News
Kamen: FIRST Robotics Movement Changing Lives, Could Change the World
Aug. 24 Success
The Little Team That Could
Aug. 20
FIRST Introduces New Mobile Technology
Aug. 18 Shoreline Beacon
Kinetic Knight Brings Hope for Robotics Program to Cuba
Aug. 14 Huffington Post
Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations
Aug. 10 R&D Magazine
FIRST Introduces New Android-based Technology Platform
Aug. 9 Design World (article begins page 80)
Dean Kamen on Making the World a Better Place Through Engineering
Aug. 7
Camdenton Students Take Their Robot Skills to Australia
Aug. 5
Clearview Robotics Club Starts Group for Young Women
Aug.  3 Boston Tech Mom
Why Your Daughter Should Be Part of a Robotics Team
Aug. 1 EDN Network
STEM Hero: Microchip's Steve Sanghi

July 2015

July 31 The Sydney Morning Herald
STEM Education gets Million-Dollar Boost from Google Australia
July 28 Boston Globe
LEGO Program Helps Parents, Teachers Conquer Robotics
July 25 Rockford Register Star
Rockford Welcomes 32 Robotics Teams for a Day of Competition
July 23 ABC 10 News
San Diego Fourth-Graders Look to Solve the World's Trash Problems
July 23 Pontiac Daily Leader
Fairbury Group Setting a Precedent
July 17 Before It's News
So You Want to Be a Design Engineer? Here's Five Tips for Landing Your First (Real) Job
July 15 the institute
High School Student Designs a 'Wheelchair' that lets Users Stand Up
July 9 The Ledger
Robo Lesson: 4-Day Workshop Gives Students a Taste of Engineering
July 9
'Lego Loving Champs' excel
July 7 This Week Community News
Robotics team applies its lessons to real world
July 2 Portland Tribune
Jurassic meets technology
July 2 13 News Now
Newport News student robotics team heads to Australia
July 2 WTHITV 10
Catching up with Team Storm After They Won a National Award in D.C.

June 2015

June 25 Electronic Products
FIRST Robotics Competition Yields Big Winner
June 23 ABC Brisbane
Queensland School Becomes First in State to Compete in International Robotics Competition in Sydney
June 16
Team Storm in D.C. for Awards Ceremony After Winning National Award
June 13
Oakville's SMLS Using Robotics to Break Down Barriers for Girls
June 5 Machine Design
Everything You Missed from the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition
June 3 CIO / East Africa
About 20,000 Children to Participate in SAP's Africa Code Week

May 2015

May 31 PBS
How to Hook Young People on Math and Science? Robots.
May 29
Renowned Inventor Dean Kamen: Innovation is About Finding the Right Problem
May 26 Huffington Post
Calling All Young Ladies for FIRST Robotics
May 19 CNN
Super Bowl of Robotics Makes STEM Subjects Exciting
May 16 The Courier of Montgomery County
Local Robotics Team Teaches Skills, Life Lessons
May 14 Israel21c
Israel Brings Home Medals from Physics Olympics, LEGO Robotics Tournament
May 13 FOX 10 Phoenix
Valley Christian High School Robotics Team Wins Top Prize
May 5 WTHITV 10
Students Create App to Help Others with Dyslexia
May 4 Rome Observer
RoboSpartans Win 'Inspire Award' at World Championship
May 3 Business Insider
Robotics Championship Draws the Brightest Science Students from Around the World to Compete for NASA's Attention
May 1 Los Angeles Daily News
Palmdale Aerospace Academy Students World Champs

April 2015

April 30 Fox News
Atlanta Students Create Device to Help Blind Children Learn Braille
April 29 The St. Louis American Urges Youth to Study Science
April 28 NY1
FIRST Robotics Champs Step Up Their Game
April 28 The Davis Enterprise
Robotics Team Members Reflect on Their Big Win
April 28 WNCN
Magellan Charter Impresses at LEGO Robotics Competition
April 28
Wave Robotics Makes History at World Championship
April 27 Comcast
'Girls of Steel' from Pittsburgh Selected for Outstanding Effort to Build Digital Awareness of FIRST & STEM Education
April 27 KTRS
Robotics Brings to St. Louis
April 25
Boeing Involved In FIRST Robotics Competition
April 24 Bloomberg Business
Inventor Dean Kamen, U.S. Chief Technology Office Megan Smith, and Distinguished Guests Recognize Student Leaders at FIRST Dean's List Award Ceremony
April 24
Recruiting More Women to Science & Technology
April 23 Northern Kentucky Tribune
Heads Up: Team of Inventive Youngsters may have Solution to Football Concussion Problem
April 21 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Thousands of Robot-loving Students to Descend on Downtown St. Louis this Week
April 20 CBS Chicago
Someone You Should Know: Chicago Math And Science Academy Robotics
April 20 Product Design & Development
Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers
April 19 The Daily News Online
'Fab Five' Fresno Students come up with Fabulous Water-saving Idea
April 17 AZO Robotics
Monsanto Commits $600,000 for Sponsorship of FIRST Robotics Competition
April 16 Huffington Post
5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics
April 10
Detroit Named Site of International Robotics Competition
April 6 Baltimore Sun
FIRST Robotics Clubs Teach More than Engineering
April 2
Students with Autism Win Rookie All Stars Award, Advance to Championship in Robotics Competition

March 2015

March 31 WNCN
Gadget Girls Robotics Team Highlights Women in Science, Technology
March 30
Robotics Tournament Teaches Competition and Cooperation
March 30
Robotics Team Builds Off-road Wheelchair for Grandville Student
March 25 The Japan News
Two School Teams to Try U.S. Robot Contest
March 24
More Chinese Students Join Robotics Community
March 24 RealEstateRama
STEM AmeriCorps Program to Expand with Best Buy Grant
March 23 Forsyth County News
Forsyth Homeschool Robotics Team Invents Way for Teaching Beginner's Braille
March 23 The Washington Post
Obama Nerds Out at the White House with a Bunch of Kids in Superman Capes
March 23 AZ Tech Beat
AZ Teens Celebrated at White House Science Fair
March 23 Mashable
Super Girl Scouts Impress Obama with Clever LEGO Invention
March 21 Midland Daily News
FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off with Special Visitor
March 20 Dow
Dow Expands Partnership with FIRST to Promote STEM Education
March 20 The Sydney Morning Herald
FIRST Robot Competition Teaches High School Students Life Lessons
March 18 Chicago Tribune
FIRST Robotics Competition Makes Cooperation a Priority
March 18 ECN Mag
Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM (On Demand)
March 17 The Paly Voice
Robotics Team Wins Entrepreneurship Award at Regional Competition
March 16 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
In the Battle for Robot Domination, Life Lessons Learned
March 12 Huffington Post
8th Graders Create 'Frozen'-Themed Prosthetic Hand for a Young Fan
March 11 Journal Scene
Kids Go For Robots
March 7
Renowned Inventor Dean Kamen Speaks at FIRST Robotics Competition in Flint
March 5 Union leader
Students Learn Teamwork with FIRST
March 5 Manufacturing Engineering Magazine
New Engineers, New (Fun!) Education
March 5 Oakland County One -Fifteen
Ferndale's Impi Robotics Team Wins District Event, President at Governor's Summit
March 4 EdTech Magazine
Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide
March 2 Leader Post
Robot Challenge a FIRST for Kids
March 2
McCann Tech Robotics Team Demonstrates for School Committee
March 1 Aiken Standard
Robotics Team Enjoys "Magic" Tourney

February 2015

Feb. 27
New TV Series Centers on Michigan High School Robotics Teams
Feb. 27 Duluth News Tribune
Persistence, Problem-Solving Pay Off at Robotics Competition
Feb. 26
Governor Terry Branstad Tests Out A Robot and Discusses Important of STEM Programs
Feb. 21 Chicago Tribune
Students Battle it out in Illinois Robotics Tournament
Feb. 18
School Robotics Teams put Creations on Display Ahead of District Event
Feb. 16 The Buffalo News
Lockport High Team Rolls Out 'Totezilla'
Feb. 15
Ipswich Students Plan the Robot Games
Feb. 11 EdTech Magazine
TCEA 2015: Fredi Lajvardi Tells His School's Underdog Success Story
Feb. 11 Northeast Times
Do the Robot
Feb. 10
Winning Robot May Be Students' Destiny
Feb. 9 Kansas City Star
For Robotics Champions, Teamwork is Everything
Feb. 8 The Daily Barometer
Robots Compete in FIRST Tech Challenge
Feb. 6
'It Literally Transforms Their Lives:' Why Kettering's FIRST Robotics Community Center Matters
Feb. 5 Santa Ynez Valley News
International Robot Program Builds Valley Following
Feb. 3 Design World
Dean Kamen Speaks Out on Science vs Politics
Feb. 3
Robotics Teams Rolled into Auto Show
Feb. 2
Robotics Tournament Challenges Young Minds
Feb. 1
St. Hubert's BambieBotz Girls Build Recycling Robot

January 2015

Jan. 30 South Hill-East Spokane
Local Robotics Team Prove Girl Scouts Go Beyond Cookies
Jan. 29 AZO Robotics
Students to Test Robots Against Each Other in MSU Collect of Engineering FIRST Robotics Championship
Jan. 27 Robotics Tomorrow
AMAX Partners with FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1458 to Develop ESD Detection System
Jan. 27 Bellevue Reporter
Girls Build Robots Too
Jan. 26 Technically Brooklyn
These Brooklyn Kids Made 3D-Printed 'Homes' to Learn About Gentrification
Jan. 25 KCUR - Kansas City
Kansas City Students Put Hand-Crafted Robots to the Test at FIRST Tech Challenge
Jan. 24 U.S. Army
Team APG Partners with Local STEM Community to Host 2014 FIRST LEGO League
Jan. 22 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LEGO Robotics Competition at La Roche College Challenges Kids
Jan. 20 The Press Enterprise
Robotics Competition Seeks to Engage, Inspire
Jan. 17 FOX 4 Kansas City
Area Students Compete in The FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenge at Union Station
Jan. 15
FIRST Robotics Season: Part 3 Prototyping Process and Tips
Jan. 13
FIRST Robotics Season: Part 2 The Competition Kickoff
Jan. 13
Westfield H.S. Robotics Teams Win Awards and Advance to Two State FIRST Tech Challenge Championships
Jan. 12
PTC Donating Software Library to All FIRST Teams
Jan. 11 CBS Sunday Morning
Welcome to Dean Kamen's Cool World
Jan. 11
ISA & Automation Federation Applaud Kickoff of 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition, Encourage Their Members to Participate and Contribute in FIRST Programs
Jan. 11 NY1-Brooklyn
Teens Face Off in Queens Robot Competition
Jan. 9 Mankato Free Press
LCWM High Schoolers Start New Robotics Team
Jan. 6 AZ Central
George Lopez movie about Carl Hayden robotics team premieres in Phoenix
Jan. 6
Segway Inventor Dean Kamen: Science Isn't a Spectator Sport
Jan. 3
High school tech enthusiasts build and design at 2015 FIRST Robotics event
Jan. 3 Union Leader
FIRST Robotics' future looks electric

December 2014

Dec. 27 Columbia Basin Herald
Wahluke Students Solve Problem, Create Language App
Dec. 24 Lake Norman News
Pine Lake Team Creates Aerodynamics Lesson
Dec. 18 KJZZ
AIA Recognizes Robotics as a High School Sport
Dec. 17 The Auroran
Gadget to Halt "Literacy Crisis" Wins Students Innovation Award
Dec. 15 CBS Detroit
Chrysler Foundation Provides Grants to Michigan FIRST Robotics Teams
Dec. 14
FIRST LEGO League Encourages Solutions, Teamwork
Dec. 14 Columbus Telegram
Students Take on Robotics Challenge
Dec. 11 The Windsor Star
Jarvis: 'I'd like to be a Mechanical Engineer'
Dec. 11 Portland Tribune
Girls get with the Programming
Dec. 10
FIRST Science Teams Encourage Young People
Dec. 8 WCCB - Charlotte
Space, Science and Technology with Wilson and some very Smart Students
Dec. 8 The Catholic Key
LEGOs are Paired with Learning for Nativity Kids with Special Needs
Dec. 6 The Durango Herald
Girl Power
Dec. 4 MASIE Learning Talks
X Prize and FIRST - Marc Hodosh
Dec. 2 Four Corners News
All-girls Farmington LEGO Robotics Team Prepares for Tournament

November 2014

Nov. 25 Control Design
STEM Education can Start with Cool Toys
Nov. 23 Goshen News
Kids Learn What They're Capable of During LEGO Robotics Competition
Nov. 20 ABC News
Innovation Nation: Dean Kamen's FIRST Robotics Program Inspires Young Engineers
Nov. 19 Electronics News - Australia
FIRST Robotics Brings Regional Event to Australia in 2015
Nov. 17 NBC Nightly News
13-Year-Old Girl Plans to be First Astronaut to Walk on Mars
Nov. 16
Youthful Innovation: 49 Teams Compete at the Lakeshore FIRST LEGO League Regional Competitions
Nov. 12 Capital Gazette
Western High School's RoboDoves Crush the Competition, Stereotypes
Nov. 11 Her Campus Portal
Meet Marissa Birmingham!
Nov. 9 The Greeley Tribune
LEGO Robots get Technical at the FIRST LEGO League Tournament in Greeley
Nov. 7
Schools Build for Brighter Future
Nov. 6 Southwest Michigan's Second Wave
That Does Compute: More Girls Gaining Tech, Business Skills Through Competitive Robotics
Nov. 1
Program Teaches Alaska Students the Fundamentals of Science Through Robotics

October 2014

Oct. 31 The Garden City News Online
Garden City Teams Set for Another Fun Robotics Season
Oct. 23
Clearview Robotics Club Gears Up for a New Season
Oct. 17 Penfield Post
Penfield High School Robotics Team Celebrates 10 Years
Oct. 15 WMUR
Manchester Schools Launch STEAM Program
Oct. 12 The Tampa Tribune
UT Robotics Contest Draws 1,000 Aspiring Engineers
Oct. 4 Ames Tribune
Local High School Students Receive Patent for Lego Project
Oct. 1 Career Convergence Magazine
FIRST® Helping Today's Youth Find Tomorrow's STEM Careers

September 2014

Sept. 23 Hermiston Herald
Umatilla High School Robotics Students Meet Goal of 1,000 Hours of Community Service
Sept. 23
Stemming the Tide
Sept. 19
'Dream Come True': Kettering University, Gov. Snyder Unveil First-of-its-Kind Robotics Center
Sept. 18
Gov. Rick Snyder Visiting Flint to Celebrate Grand Opening of Kettering's FIRST Community Center
Sept. 18 The New York Academy of Sciences
Ready, Set: Robots!
Sept. 17 The Woodstock Independent
Students Create Peace Park as Thanks
Sept. 10 Industry Week
IMTS Student Summit: The Kids Are All Right
Sept. 10 Arkansas Online
Robotics Competition to Draw Teams to Little Rock
Sept. 8 KETK
Robot Hits the Majors
Sept. 3 Detroit Free Press
Bridge Magazine: How Robotics Changed One Michigan Girl's Path
Sept. 3 Scientific American
Hooked on Metrics: Why Learning Can and Should Be Measured
Sept. 1 CBS Detroit
Robot Accompanies Gov. Synder on Annual Walk Across Mackinac Bridge

August 2014

August 29 New Canaan News
'Robogamers' Demonstrate Power of STEAM
August 28 Bridge Magazine
Robots Enter Flint, Change Lives
August 27 Canby Herald
August 24 Union Leader
Manchester Fourth-Graders may get Crack at Robotics
August 22
Ford Gift to Kettering University Gives Robotics Students the Best of Both Worlds
August 18 Camden-Narellan Advertiser
Camden Teams take out International Robotics Competition
August 16 WCF Courier
Mind Games: Cedar Falls High School Robotics Team Circuits Their way to China
August 15 WPM
Wyoming Educators Look to Meet Demand for STEM Jobs
August 15 WPXI - Pittsburgh
Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Girls of Steel
August 12
Picatinny Nurtures Student Robotics Teams
August 12 Schriever Air Force Base
AFRS FIRST Visit Propels STEM Opportunities
August 12 YAHOO! News
Katie Couric Interviews Bionic Arm Inventor Dean Kamen
August 6 Glendale News-Press
Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge
August 2 The Columbian
The Future is on Display
August 2 South African Instrumentation and Control
Building the future of South Africa one robot at a time
August 1 Control Design
Automation's Got Talent: STEM Programs Supply Rookie Engineers to Replace Retiring Veterans

July 2014

July 31 The MD Coast Dispatch
Beach Bots Team Looking To Transition Phase
July 23 POP City
Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers
July 22 Leader-Post
Lego robot fans in league of their own
July 19 Huffington Post
Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM
July 16
Chap Robotics makes appearance in new Transformers movie
July 15 ZDNet
Dean Kamen wants you to make mistakes
July 12 Northwest Herald
Six Crystal Lake girls to participate in FIRST® Tech Challenge
July 3 the Intelligencer
Edwardsville Robotics Shines
July 1 The Republican-American
Students 'letter' in the 'sport' of robotics

June 2014

June 30
FIRST® LEGO® League tournaments builds many skills
June 28 Journal Star
Central Illinois teams show what their machines can do at Robo Rumble 
June 25 Business Wire
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Program for Students in Grades 7-12 Across North America
June 24 Shelby County Reporter
Parker Owen invited to White House
June 24 Hillsdale Daily News
Robotics team leads the way
June 22
Ann Arbor teens gain international recognition, potential patent with LEGO competition
June 19 Jackson County Daily
A Playbook to Help the U.S. Regain Its Innovative Edge
June 13 Comcast Voices - Don Bossi, FIRST® President, blog post
Next Generation of Innovators Embrace Comcast and NBCUniversal Mentorship
June 13 The Philadelphia Tribune
Comcast, high schools students team to build robots
June 6 La Prensa
Youth robotics teams form in South Side
June 5 WestLinn Tidings
Robotics team reaches out
June 3 Digital Journal
The Brain Busters, a FIRST® LEGO® League team from Sherborn, Massachusetts, earned top prize for their invention, the Balloon-Based Notification Sign, at the 2014 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award ceremony presented by XPRIZE
June 3 Oakland Press
Clarkston High School students meet President Obama

May 2014

Luke Skywalker arm gets the go-ahead
May 29
Former NFL Player turned Engineer speaks at FIRST® Robotics Competition - Wisconsin Regional
May 29 National Geographic
Robots Battle Robots in World Championship
May 28 Gazette.Net
Jagbots team at Northwest High takes on robot battles
May 22
Countdown to White House Science Fair: Meet Girl Scout Troop 2612 -- Bridge Designers, STEM Enthusiasts
May 19
Bright idea earns Bayview Glen students spot at robotics competition
May 14 North County Outlook
Arlington Robotics club makes programming, engineering fun
May 11
CocoNuts make strong showing at robotics World Championship
May 7
Millard students' idea to require school tornado drills signed into law
May 5 Chicago Tribune
First robotics effort a win for Hinsdale Central
May 3 Slash Gear
Robot Love: Inside Dean Kamen’s FIRST® Championship 2014

April 2014

April 30 Comcast
Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Shine at 2014 FIRST® Robotics Championships
April 30 The Tampa Tribune
Robotics team builds one for the books
April 29 The Oregonian
Humble Hot Wired robotics team talks about winning World Championships
April 27 RealTime/St. Louis
STL’s Mathieu surprised with FIRST® volunteer award
April 26 NY1
FIRST® Robotics Competition Gets Down to the Wire
April 26 Chicago Tribune
All Girl, 8th Grade Robotics Team to Represent US in European Open
April 25 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Girl power on display at world robotics competition in St. Louis
April 24 RealTime/St. Louis
Makeup and robots: It all comes together at FIRST®
April 24 BBC
The man behind the ultimate robot extravaganza
April 23 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Robotic invasion coming to downtown St. Louis from across the world
April 23 Carnegie Mellon University
Girls of Steel Team Helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST® Robotics Competition
April 23
CV robotics team advances to championship in St. Louis
April 17 Western Queens Gazette
NY Robotics Teams Advance To World Championships
April 17 The Wall Street Journal
FIRST® Robotics Students Get Opportunity to Use Tableau Software to Analyze Data for Competition
April 13 The Boston Globe
Creating their machine dreams
April 9
In Our Schools: Wounded Army specialist serves as inspiration for robotics students to bring home the trophy
April 7 Popular Mechanics
The Ball-Playing Robots of FIRST NYC 2014
April 3 Post-Tribune
Robots add fun to learning

March 2014

March 25 Design News
My Life as a FIRST Robotics Mentor
March 25 The Oregonian
Bethany's robotics team Batteries In Black wins top West Super-Regional award
March 25 CNN iReport
Developing America’s Next Leaders Through Robotics
March 19 IEEE Spectrum
Dean Kamen to Tech Community: "We're Not Creating Enough Innovators"
March 15 The Daily Gazette
Robot competition makes science fun
March 14 Bloomberg Businessweek
Women at Baxter Make an Impact Worldwide
March 14 CBS St. Louis
FIRST Robotics Teaches Students Leadership, Innovation
March 13 Fox 13 Salt Lake City
Students put tech to the test in robotics competition
March 13 Troy Record
High school students gather at RPI for annual robotics competition
March 12 IEEE
Adam Savage and Dean Kamen Talk STEM
March 11 Berkshire Eagle
Mount Everett robotics team advances to regional competition
March 11 Spartan Daily
‘SlingShot’ documents inventor’s campaign to end the world’s water crisis
March 10 EdTech Magazine
Inventor Dean Kamen Sounds a Rallying Cry for STEM as SXSW
March 5 North East Independent School District
March 5 Houston County News
Robotics team confidence high coming off best-ever finish
March 2 Rutland Herald
Robot vs. robot: Young techies compete in challenge
March 2
CEO Corner: Building life skills through building

February 2014

Feb 21 brantford
Students building skills by building with Legos
Feb 21 Portland Tribune
RoboExpo showcases robots, dignitaries
Feb 20
Working to bring students and robots together
Feb 17
Let's rock and robot! Game time draws near for BHS's first ever Robotics Club
Feb 15
Casper children tinker with tornadoes, advance to World LEGO Championships
Feb 9 Herald Times Reporter
Droid Rage teammates enjoy ultimate sport for the mind
Feb 8 Victorville Daily Press
Teens with robots invade VVC
Feb 6 Foundation FIRST Robotics Program Launched in Boyle Heights
Feb 5
Corps engineers consult with Dragon Ninjas on bridge design

January 2014

Jan 31 EBN online
Student Pays Engineering Forward
Jan 15
Sixclear Launches FIRST Robotics Competition LabVIEW Training Site
Jan 14 US News
NYC FIRST LEGO 2014 League Brooklyn Qualifier (Photos)
Jan 14 Iowa State University
Hundreds of students to scream for their LEGO robots; compete for Iowa championship
Jan 10 Kincardine News
Kincardine Kinetic Knights Team 781 robot to tackle 'Aerial Assist' mission
Jan 9 BusinessWire
Inventor Dean Kamen Urges Members of Congress to Close Innovation Deficit
Jan 9 US News
STEM Entrepreneur: Government and Corporations Should Work Together to Help Schools
Jan 7 Living Lake Country - Mukwonago Chief
Robotics teams attack Aerial Assist game
Jan 6 Village Life
Robots take over Oak Ridge
Jan 6
FIRST Robotics 2014 Season Begins - Aerial Assist
Jan 5 CNN iReport
FIRST Aerial Assist 2014 Robotics game
Jan 3 Dubois County Free Press
FIRST LEGO team building more than blocks
Jan 2 WRBL News 3
The Chrysler Foundation Energizes 2014 FIRST Robotics Season with Nearly a Quarter-Million Dollars in Grants
Jan 2 The Ravena News Herald
Young minds taking on Nature's Fury
Jan 1 The Elk Valley Times
Students show they are in a league of their own

January 2023

Jan 8 WMUR
2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off in Manchester
Jan 7 Union Leader
CHARGED UP Sparks the Next Generation of Engineers -- and Robots

January 2023