Applications Open for Girls Experiencing Engineering Summer Program

Middle and high school girls can join the Herff College of Engineering this summer for Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE), a program featuring hands-on, team-based design challenges and a variety of STEM speakers. The goal of GEE is to inspire girls to consider STEM (particularly engineering) careers. Applications for the 2019 GEE program are now available. Space is limited; register here>>

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Next years theme is Infinite Recharge

Watch Beyond the Bots – Live from the FIRST Championship in Houston! from FIRSTinspires on

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Houston Championships

Watch FIRSTtv for Live FIRST Championship Coverage

Starting today, you can stream all the action of FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated on FIRSTtv. Watch exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes content, Q&As, and more on BEYOND THE BOTSSM or tune into FIRST Robotics: PLAYxPLAY for FIRST® Robotics Competition field-side match coverage.


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Amazon teams with FIRST for robotics education grants

From: TechCrunch

Last year, the company announced the launch of Amazon Future Engineer, a program designed to facilitate STEM education in classrooms. To help launch the program, Amazon is partnering with STEM nonprofit FIRST  to create a series of robotics grants specifically targeting underrepresented populations.

The plan kicks off with 100 schools in 21 states, starting in the fall of this year. The program features support for FIRST robotics teams and teacher education, along with an additional $10,000 in funding and a tour of local fulfillment centers. The company says it currently has more than 100,000 robots deployed across its warehouses.

“Amazon is helping FIRST in our goal to make robotics teams and programs available in every school,” FIRST founder Dean Kamen said in a release tied to the news. “In FIRST, every kid on every team can go pro. They gain a hands-on learning pathway in technology, computer science and engineering that propels them forward and inspires innovation.”

Amazon Provides Robotics Grants to 100 Schools


Last month, Amazon and FIRST announced that 100 schools will receive Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grants to bring game-changing FIRST programs to underrepresented and underserved communities across 21 states.

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Disney & Lucasfilm Team up with FIRST®

Lucasfilm, parent company Disney, and FIRST® are teaming up to inspire the next generation of heroes. As part of their Star Wars: Force for Changephilanthropic initiative, Disney and Lucasfilm are providing a $1.5 million donation, in-kind and mentorship resources to bring hands-on learning opportunities and mentorship to more young people, empowering them to not only think big, but to develop the skills needed to be the next generation of innovators. MORE

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