Join Jon Dudas, President of FIRST and former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, at the Robotics Trend’s online conference on Wednesday, 4/4 to discuss how we can reform STEM education today to prepare the next generation of innovators to enter the STEM workforce. Working side-by-side with students, the teachers who are involved in FIRST are connecting youth to exciting, hands-on after-school activities. Qualitative information and research studies show that students learn and get inspired about science and technology when they are engaged in exciting challenges and mentored by teachers. In fact, FIRST Robotics Competition participants are three times as likely as their peers to study engineering in college, and are more likely to secure internships and to pursue STEM-related careers. Click here to register today.

Visit the FIRST booth on April 4, 2012 for introductory materials describing what FIRST is and the benefits of the program, including brochures and videos of actual FIRST students.