Highlights from FIRST Impact Report

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From usfirst.org:

10 years of evaluation data indicates that with participation in FIRST, team members are:

STEM MAJOR CITED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS

STEM Major Infographic

21ST CENTURY WORK-LIFE SKILLS GAINED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS

Work-Life Skills Infographic

SCHOOOL ENGAGEMENT INCREASES FOR FIRST PARTICIPANTS

School Engagement Infographic

FIRST ALUMNI IN STEM CAREERS

STEM Careers Infographic

Sources:

Highlights from 2015 FIRST® Impact Report

FSR praised for inspiring, educating DE youth

In a recent editorial in Delaware News Journal, Ted Kaufman, an engineer, former US senator and long-time advocate of STEM and engineering education, spotlights our organization– First State Robotics– along with Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) for providing opportunities for Delaware students to explore STEM as a possible career choice. Sen. Kauffman believes all students should learn that engineering can be fun; engineers make a difference; and anyone can become an engineer.

Read here:

STEM programs show promise for future generations A new Brookings Institute report should encourage kids to consider a STEM education, career

Also of interest:

Brief video excerpt from C-SPAN of Sen. Kaufmann’s ‘First State Robotics’ Senate floor speech, given September 2009 (from University of Delaware Library Exhibits)

Panel discussion: Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace

MOE 365 invites local high school students to join DuPont Chief Engineer Karen Fletcher and a panel of women in engineering and other STEM careers to learn what it takes to become an engineer and how engineers at companies like DuPont can make a positive difference on society. The event, called Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace, will be held on Monday, May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Building 730 of DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza campus at 974 Centre Road, Wilmington. Refreshments will be available.

 

Please RSVP to prmoe365@gmail.com by May 17 or call 302-695-3590 for more information.