FIRST Tech Challenge Game & Season Info
Another amazing challenge will be revealed and the FIRST Tech Challenge 2017-2018 season game will be our most incredible game yet. Register your team today! Mark your calendars for the official 2017-2018 FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM Presented by Qualcomm Season Kickoff and game reveal on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Click here to learn about nuts and bolts of starting and running a team– cost, registration and team grants.
10 years of evaluation data indicates that with participation in FIRST, team members are:
STEM MAJOR CITED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS
21ST CENTURY WORK-LIFE SKILLS GAINED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS
SCHOOOL ENGAGEMENT INCREASES FOR FIRST PARTICIPANTS
FIRST ALUMNI IN STEM CAREERS
Highlights from 2015 FIRST® Impact Report
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.
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)