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Robotics Community FIRST® Inspires Students to Use STEM Skills for Global Good

Annual competition helps students from around the world develop both STEM and life skills.
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of students ages 4-18 from more than 110 countries come together to tackle tough, real-world problems through FIRST®, a global community that helps young people discover their passions for STEM through exciting, hands-on robotics-based challenges.

Ripe for Robots

Agriculture must become more efficient: Robots and autonomous supertractors are one important solution.
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Crammed with cameras and sensors, the metal crab slowly works its way through the cornfield. By scanning its environment, the little electronic harvest helper cunningly avoids heaps of earth and plant stems. Sowing, fertilizing, planting, bringing out herbicides or picking fruits: Dozens of these intelligent harvesting machines could be capable of working a complete field independently one day. Only the hushed buzz of their servomotors would reveal their nearly silent work.
 

How Booz Allen and Hawai`i FIRST Robotics Are Making STEM More Inclusive

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“Bringing teams together to learn and have fun.” That’s the mission of Hawai'i FIRST Robotics (HFR), which coordinates events that introduce STEM projects, careers, and opportunities to students age 6 to 18.

Perseverance and Team HOPE

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Hope—an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. Hope is exactly what one FIRST Global team embodied, despite having gone through circumstances many people will never experience: war—asylum—becoming refugees.

Qualcomm Champions STEM Education

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Qualcomm knows that inventing the future of technology starts with supporting the brightest young minds of today. That’s why we created Qualcomm Thinkabit Labs and partner with FIRST Robotics to help get kids excited about STEM.

Stories of Positive Impact Pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

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In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).

Consumers Energy Helps Launch the Next Generation of Michigan Talent Through FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit

Ninety Teams from Michigan Compete; State Has Most Robotics Squads in U.S.
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DETROIT, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy is excited to sponsor the FIRST Championship for high school robotics students, a marquee event that brings teams from across the globe and tens of thousands of visitors to Detroit -- and a showplace for the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent here in Michigan.

Consumers Energy Welcomes Students to STEM and Robotics Expo

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On Friday, about 180 Jackson County middle and high school students from 11 schools will showcase their work during Consumers Energy’s annual STEM and robotics expo. Students are part of teams that spend the year developing robotics projects for competitions that build their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that can lead to high-tech careers.

On Tuesday, company employees Erika Poli and Anna MacDonald appeared on JTV-TV in Jackson to talk about work to prepare for the expo and the importance of promoting robotics in middle and high schools.

Developing the STEAM Pipeline

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Eastman leverages corporate and Foundation resources to invest in unique partnerships and initiatives that drive transformational change through the lens of four priority areas — education, empowerment, economic development and environment. With the convergence of innovation, technology, and sound science, we prioritize opportunities that allow us to combine the unique expertise of Eastman team members around the world with strategic partners to bring solutions to significant, real-world problems.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders
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Silver Spring, M.D., June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/– The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic, announced today the first-ever Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge.

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