As FIRST in Texas has matured in its mission and scope, something special has been happening in our state that brings the word power to mind: an expansive, continuous growth in STEM involvement among our youth. If you’re a Spider-Man fan, you’ll know the phrase,”With great power comes great responsibility.” Anyone who has been involved in FIRST programs and … Continue reading With Great STEM Power Comes Great Responsibility (And the Need for More Volunteers!)
In Texas we go big in just about everything we do, and that includes STEM education. According to Texas Education Agency, Texas had 1,775 STEM teachers in 2017-2018, and that number is likely rising as we head into the 2019-2020 school year. With so many teachers in the Lone Star State, the need to train our … Continue reading FIRST in Texas is Committed to STEM Teacher Enrichment & Professional Development
Dear Friends of FIRST in Texas, As we head into a New Year and continue another exciting FIRST® season, it’s the perfect time to look back on the progress we made in 2018 and be inspired by what we’ve accomplished together. It’s also the perfect time to look ahead and establish a clear vision for 2019. … Continue reading Vision Letter from the Executive Director
Soft skills–the less obvious social skills such as communication, self-control, leadership, critical thinking, and creativity–have received lots of attention in recent years. As noted in a report by Forbes, employers across every industry are giving soft skills more weight in their recruiting process, and high schools and colleges are looking for ways to strengthen soft skill … Continue reading How FIRST® LEGO® League Develops Crucial Soft Skills in Early Childhood
Registration is open for the 2015 JrFLL Fall Expo! Visit https://centraltxfirstexpo.eventbrite.com to reserve your team’s spot today! Expo Details: When: November 14th, 1pm – 2pm Where: Girl Scouts of Central Texas Email Noah Bickford, email@example.com, for any questions!
If you weren’t able to tune-in for the 2015-16 webinar, never fear! It is available for viewing here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us to learn more about Junior FIRST® LEGO® League and the upcoming 2015-16 Season! We’ll discuss the upcoming season calendar, introduce this season’s new challenge, and give an overview of the JrFLL program! When: September 15th, 1:00pm REGISTER HERE! **If you’re unable to attend the webinar during that time, but would like to receive … Continue reading Join us for the 2015-16 JrFLL Kickoff Webinar!
Looking for funding for your team? Grant opportunities for all programs – Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC, and FRC – are now being hosted by the FIRST in Texas Foundation. There, you can read about available grants, the application process, and additional resources for your team. Applications are being reviewed already, so get yours in! Apply today! FIRST® in … Continue reading Grants Available at FIRST in Texas!