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  1. Grant funding supports STEM engagement at Detroit youth recreation center

    and support from the greater Detroit FIRST community, S.A.Y. (Sports. Academics. Youth.) Play added a robotics ... of local community partners, the center added a robotics room and formed five FIRST teams, exciting ... students with meaningful opportunities to be a part of a team, learn how to build and program robots ...

    bcox - 01/25/2019 - 1:36pm

  2. FIRST helped me gain confidence to launch a manufacturing startup

    robotics teams. In fact, a quarter of the student body was involved in robotics. When I heard about it, ... to be an engineer. My team, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 687 “The Nerd Herd,” was more focused on community ... it to the world championships. We were putting together this technical data package about the robot, and like ...

    bcox - 01/25/2019 - 1:37pm

  3. Strategies for creating STEM engagement opportunities in high-poverty schools

    and other forms of support. By providing resources for STEM robotics programs to high-poverty schools ... team-based, mentor-guided robotics competitions to create an inclusive experience, where young people can ... people who had never worked with robotics before learned to work together, solve challenges, and compete ...

    bcox - 02/14/2019 - 10:49am

  4. FIRST helped me discover my love of engineering

    for FIRST Robotics Competition Team 422 “Mech Tech Dragons,” in Richmond, Virginia. He later became double ... impacted your post-graduation life? During my sophomore year of high school on FIRST Robotics Competition ... I realized how much I loved engineering. The hands-on aspect and the designing of the robots gave me ...

    bcox - 07/03/2018 - 1:11pm

  5. I learned what it takes to be a successful engineer through FIRST

    FIRST alum David Gomez is from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3196, Team SPORK, in Mooresville, ... job. The first is initiative: The robot doesn’t build itself, and the mentors aren’t going to build ... it for you. If you want that robot to move, you need to get up, do the math, and build. Being an engineer ...

    bcox - 01/02/2019 - 8:59am

  6. FIRST inspires volunteers who shape the future generation

    FIRST Alum Troy Douglas participated on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 270, the Deer Park ... in 2006 after being on my FIRST Robotics Competition team for four years. After graduation I went ... of going to school for so long. Since 2014, I have been working at Festo (a FIRST Robotics Competition Gold ...

    bcox - 05/14/2018 - 9:04am

  7. FIRST inspires community heroes

    students of all ages with the STEM fields, introducing them to robotics, coding programs, digital asset ... Driven Innovation’s Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Center (AMRoC). Seeded by an Argosy Foundation ... Robotics Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries for their FIRST Tech Challenge team “ Coding Hope,” ...

    bcox - 04/09/2018 - 11:09am

  8. FIRST creates friendships and connections

    while part of his FIRST Robotics Competition Team 832 Chimera (O.S.C.A.R) in Atlanta, Georgia. He ... so many stories from teams that want to build these awesome robots, but they tell me they can’t ... the funding in order to build these robots, or to find a way to build robots on a budget! How has your FIRST ...

    bcox - 05/09/2018 - 2:33pm

  9. FIRST inspired my high school to invest in young engineers

    FIRST Alum Jeremy Shikarides joined his high school’s rookie FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team ... and in my junior year I noticed that my school was in its rookie year of having a robotics team, so ... a mentor for my home FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team 5943, and for Team 7016. Additionally, I have ...

    bcox - 06/14/2018 - 11:02am

  10. FIRST gave me a safe place to fail and problem-solve

    FIRST Alum Alex Kaplan was a participant on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1086 “Blue Cheese” ... helping to design a robot for the NASA Mining Competition. I also took a class at Virginia Tech where ... I helped mentor FIRST Robotics Competition Team 401. I am currently working on my graduate degree ...

    bcox - 10/02/2018 - 3:38pm