By: Shelley Henderson, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusions for FIRST®
Experience with FIRST® Encourages Students to Select STEM Careers
During back-to-back weeks in April nearly 70,000 students traveled to Houston and Detroit to compete in the FIRST® Championship. Students, mentors, parents, volunteers, and thousands of robots from around the world descended upon the two cities.
Company recognizes STEM and FIRST® Robotics as the key to Michigan’s future
Ellen Green signed up for her high school robotics team because she’s competitive and likes to be involved – not because she was looking for a career.
But Green fell in love with industrial engineering while leading Notre Dame (Pontiac) Prep’s team to success and championships in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions.
Caterpillar is dedicated to building a global engineering talent pipeline, critical not only to our continued global growth and competitiveness, but also to the success of our communities. Caterpillar encourages students around the world to pursue STEM careers by investing significantly in STEM programs and initiatives.
In early March, educators, administrators, decision-makers and corporate representatives descended upon Austin, Texas for the eight annual SXSW EDU conference to discuss the current state of education, uncover gaps in the system and identify opportunities to solve some of its most pressing challenges.
With the United States significantly behind in producing a qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, Caterpillar is dedicated to building a global engineering talent pipeline critical not only to our continued global growth and competitiveness, but also to the success of our communities.
Includes three-year commitment of $25 million in support of veterans’ programs and services
CHICAGO, November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced more than $50 million in grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across 50 countries globally. The annual contributions include a three-year commitment of more than $25 million in support of veterans’ recovery and rehabilitation programs and transition services.
At Whirlpool Corporation, we’re proud of our employees who volunteer their time and talents throughout the world. In 2016, 337,000 employees volunteered* and 300+ non-profit organizations were impacted globally through volunteerism and donations.
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, we wanted to recognize a few of our employees who volunteer with a cause close to their hearts - FIRST Robotics. We applaud their efforts to inspire others by taking action and creating change.