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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17 or call 302-695-3590 for more information.