DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company brings us to a planet in deep space that is as mysterious as it is inhospitable. This lifeless planet presents many challenges: Its atmosphere is toxic, its ever-changing landscape is dangerous and unpredictable, and…it has no name. Would you like to name it? Now is your team’s chance to influence our story and be forever known as the team that gave our planet its name!
Enter our “Name the Planet” contest today. If you are the winning team, YOUR entry will be featured in our teaser for the 2019 season of FIRST Robotics Competition. Have a great idea? Consult with your teammates and coaches, and enter your team’s submission today – only one submission per team, please. Hurry: The contest deadline is August 15!
This unique event will help young women interested in engineering hone their skills, increase their confidence and provide a peer-filled opportunity to network and grow.
Details to help encourage your young women to attend:
Friday, September 14 – Meet successful women in STEM and learn more about their journeys; Confirmed panelists include: Rebecca Register, NetApp Software Engineers, Dr. Laura Bottomley, Director Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place at NC State University, Radhika Kulkarni, SAS VP Analytics. More details to come!
Saturday, September 15 – All-girl teams will replay FIRST Power Up
Girls are welcome to register as individuals and we will work with them to form a team for this event. Girls may also register with a group of friends to form a new team or to combine with other young women looking to join a team for the day. And teams of 4+ girls can register as a single team to compete.
We need a minimum of 12 teams to make this event work and we are half-way there. Please share this information widely and encourage your young women to join us for a fun and empowering day of robots.
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” sat down with FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen and visited FIRST teams and events around the U.S. to find out how FIRST is recruiting the next generation of problem solvers, making robotics “a sporting event unlike any other.” Check out the full “Real Sports” segment, now available on YouTube.