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With Great STEM Power Comes Great Responsibility (And the Need for More Volunteers!)

With Great STEM Power Comes Great Responsibility (And the Need for More Volunteers!)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!)

How FIRST in Texas Helps Solve the Middle Skills Gap

How FIRST in Texas Helps Solve the Middle Skills GapThe experts are looking into the future of work, and there is a growing demand for middle-skill workers, but there’s not enough trained personnel to fill that demand. The gap in the number of jobs available and the people ready to fill them is not news. However, it does require that stakeholders from education to … Continue reading How FIRST in Texas Helps Solve the Middle Skills Gap

Vision Letter from the Executive Director

Vision Letter from the Executive DirectorDear 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

Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)

Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)In our continuing volunteer spotlight series, this month we look at the role of FIRST Technical Advisors more commonly referred to as FTAs. According to the FTA Volunteer Roles and Resources page: “The FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA) is responsible for keeping the FIRST Robotics Competition field running smoothly and in accordance with FIRST requirements.” For … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)