Tue, Mar 07|
AIAA Cape Canaveral - Tech Talk - From STEM Student to Workforce Leader
With an ever increasing need for STEM students, but a lagging graduation rate, the US is in constant need of technically minded individuals. This requires not only inspiring the next generation, but also helping to mentor and develop. Join us as Wendy Austin presents information about FIRST Robotics
Time & Location
Mar 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the event
Interested in learning more about STEM activities in your area or just looking to be inspired? Have a passion for robotics and would like to gain new skills? Looking to build up the next generation workforce with STEM skills?
Please join us as Wendy Austin presents information about going from STEM Student to Workforce Leader using FIRST Robotics.
Some background on FIRST:
FIRST Is a global non-profit organization that uses robots as a carrot to get students interested in and excited about careers in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. These kids learn all the hard skills, CAD, Programming, wiring, pneumatics, engineering design and the proper use of power tools, but they also learn lots of soft skills that make them incredible employees. They have to come up with a budget, write a business plan, raise their team funding, create an image and then market their team both inside and out of the FIRST community by giving presentations like the one at the AIAA meeting and also at places like Middle School Science Night, SPARK at the Orlando Science Center and IITSEC. FIRST start programs at age 4 and go up to 18. There are over $80 million dollars worth of scholarships available to the students.
Here is the link to this year’s game challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zpflsYc4PA
Here is the link to that explains the bigger picture of FIRST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igR409sJly0&t=23s
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Meeting ID: 952 5772 1497
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