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Inspiring TED Talks for young women interested in STEM

March 10, 2017

We’ve seen the statistics – women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. FIRST® strives to change this by engaging girls in grades K-12 through our progression of programs. Thanks to the help of Coaches, Mentors, Sponsors, and Volunteers, we’re seeing more… Read More ›

Enrichment Activities for our ANIMAL ALLIES

While the rest of the world awaits the arrival of the newest Animal Adventure resident, a FIRST® LEGO® League team in California has been cooking up ways to keep giraffes, otters, penguins, and wolves happy and busy in captivity. Coach Brian and Team 17746 The Naturalists developed enrichment activities for selected animal residents of their… Read More ›

We LOVE team innovation

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight a story about team innovation- one of the reasons why we love FIRST® LEGO® League! FIRST LEGO League Team 16040, the Cambridge Christian School FIRST Lancer LEGObots, recently worked with the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL, USA to provide an enrichment activity for the… Read More ›

Happy Kid Inventors’ Day!

Did you know that January 17th is Kid Inventors’ Day? We’re celebrating here at FIRST® Headquarters in Manchester, NH, USA! Although we’re inspired by our teams every day, we think you all deserve an additional shout-out today. Your problem-solving skills, creativity and passion to make the world a better place makes us proud and excited… Read More ›

Share your knowledge

Are you and your team planning to attend a FIRST® Championship? Announcing the 2017 FIRST® Championship Conferences! Houston, TX April 19th-22nd, 2017| St. Louis, MO April 26th-29th, 2017 FIRST is excited to announce that we are accepting presentation proposals for the annual FIRST Championship Conferences. We are looking for presentations on topics of interest to FIRST® Robotics Competition,… Read More ›

What’s in a name? An Undo button

Coach Mike shared a pretty cool story with us about a simple innovation on his team: “Pretty good” design can get in the way of innovation.  For our FIRST® LEGO® League team Avian Allies (24879) that was sometimes the case.   We didn’t want to take apart or change already working attachments.  Until recently when one of our… Read More ›

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