For the 6th year, the United States Air Force is offering an unique three-day leadership program for FIRST Mentors. Apply today! [ Ow.ly Link ]

Air Force Leadership Training Program

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Guess who has a birthday coming up? Our Founder, Dean Kamen (April 5)! Want to help us wish Dean a happy birthday? Film a birthday shout-out video, and upload it to this special playlist: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Check out the latest #InspireBlog post!

Adults Need Playtime, Too!

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"By giving some practical application to what you're teaching, the kids are going to love it and they're going to see relevance," says a teacher and Mentor on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 987 "High Rollers" in this powerful video by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce.

Achieving Tomorrow's Voices: Team 987 High Rollers

Team 987 is a high school robotics team in Las Vegas that creates new opportunities for students to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathema...

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Florida-based FIRST LEGO League Partner Mark McCombs' nonprofit gets academic boost to further work to expand FIRST programs. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Local STEM nonprofit gets an academic boost, hoping to inspire more...

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Changing the world starts with you. Help transform the young lives of our future innovators when you Jump Start a FIRST Tech Challenge team! Participants develop 21st century life skills, and learn about robotics, design, programming, and more!

Register your FIRST Tech Challenge team by April 14 to take advantage of this special off-season offer: [ Ow.ly Link ]
This year, more than half of FIRST AmeriCorps VISTAs are FIRST Alumni. They're supporting FIRST teams in underserved communities: [ Ow.ly Link ]

FIRST Newsletter – March, 2017 – FIRST Alumni Take On a New Challenge:...

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For the 6th year, the United States Air Force is offering an unique three-day leadership program providing FIRST mentors with hands on leadership training taught by Air Force personnel. Apply today!

Air Force Leadership Training Program

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Congrats to all the FIRST participants who received the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award! FIRST Tech Challenge participant Bailee Allen was one of the winners: [ Ow.ly Link ]

FIRST Newsletter – March, 2017 – FIRST Tech Challenge Team Founder...

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"We arrange hackathons, where the girls create a technological product by themselves...and they become confident that they can really do it. The boys also attend Women Techmakers and support them. They see that men and women have equal capabilities in technology, making it a neutral profession..."

From where I stand: “Men and women have equal capabilities in technology”

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Guess who has a birthday coming up (April 5)? The King of Denim himself, Dean Kamen! Want to wish Dean a happy birthday? Record a shout-out, post it on YouTube, and then post a link to your birthday wish in the comments below. #happybirthdaydean
Ken, the sloth bear at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, got to try “sloth bear soda” thanks to the efforts of FIRST LEGO League Team 16040 "FIRST Lancer LEGObots" as part of their ANIMAL ALLIES Project: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Ken, the sloth bear at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, got to try “sloth bear soda” thanks to the efforts of FIRST LEGO League Team 16040 "FIRST Lancer LEGObots" as part of their ANIMAL ALLIES Project: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Thank you SO much to all who donated during our #PiDay fundraiser for FIRST! As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of donors like you. As a token of our gratitude (well, besides all the content you unlocked on our Snapchat!), we'll leave you with this list of 11 hilarious Pi Day memes. #HappyPiDay!

11 Hilarious Pi Day Memes That Will Probably Make You Crave Pie

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Can we get another round of #PiDay donations? There is much more content for you to savor! Check our Snap story to see what you've unlocked so far. Click to donate: give.firstinspires.org/piday
More donations mean more #PiDay content on Snapchat (firstinspires)! Donate $3.14 to unlock more: give.firstinspires.org/piday
Happy #PiDay! Your donations unlocked this special piece of content - it's also up on our Snap story right now! Want to see more? Make a donation of $3.14 to unlock even more sweet Pi Day content today on our Snapchat: give.firstinspires.org/piday
FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams will take a dive into the water journey for the 2017-2018 season. Find out how FIRST and LEGO Education test the waters of a Challenge theme: [ Ow.ly Link ]

FIRST Newsletter – March, 2017 – FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League...

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What happens next?! Make a donation of $3.14 today and help us reach our goal of 20 #PiDay donations and we will share this full video and more on Snapchat (firstinspires) tomorrow: [ Firstinspires.org Link ]