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2020-2021 Event Info from the Executive Director

2020-2021 Event Info from the Executive Director  I hope this communication finds our FIRST in Texas teams, mentors, and volunteers in good health and feeling positive as we continue to move forward through this pandemic. As many of you are starting the school year off in a much different way than usual, we understand and acknowledge that you may be wondering … Continue reading 2020-2021 Event Info from the Executive Director

Resources for FLL Challenge Teams

Resources for FLL Challenge TeamsSeason Guidence for COVID-19 Interruptions  RePLAY Season Launch Video Getting Started with FIRST LEGO League Challenge  Getting Started with FIRST LEGO League Challenge the Robot Game   

Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 2

Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 2Although though this was an unusual (and short) season, FIRST teams haven’t lost sight of why they love the program. To continue our Spotlight Series, we want to introduce you to three more teams who are determined, curious, and eager to share STEM with others. FRC Team 6664 Pharr LadyBots After hearing other students talk … Continue reading Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 2

Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 1

Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 1From judges and volunteers to the team members themselves, a lot of people come together to make FIRST as incredible as it is. In the ongoing spotlight series we now turn our attention to some of the teams who are making waves on and off the competitive field and within their communities. FLLJr Team 18788 … Continue reading Spotlight Series: Robotics Teams Part 1

FIRST in Texas Talks: Beyond Graduation

FIRST in Texas Talks: Beyond GraduationBEYOND GRADUATION   With graduation season upon us, students are in the final stages of making plans for the next phase of their lives. In this FIRST in Texas Talks session, Development Director, Susan Ashmore speaks with Lori Knight, Education Outreach Manager and Malisa Barnes, Education Outreach Specialist with our statewide partner, Texas Workforce Commission … Continue reading FIRST in Texas Talks: Beyond Graduation

FIRST in Texas Talks: Cyber Security

FIRST in Texas Talks: Cyber SecurityCyber Security   The more connected our society becomes the more demand there is for cyber security experts to ensure that data and networks are secure. In this session of FIRST in Texas Talks, the focus is on careers and workforce opportunities inside the world of cyber security. We will hear from two cyber security … Continue reading FIRST in Texas Talks: Cyber Security

Engineering Career Pathways

Engineering Career PathwaysEngineering Career Pathways When it comes to STEM careers, engineers are in high demand. From electrical to mechanical to chemical engineering (to name a few) the opportunities for an exciting career is available to engineer-inspired FIRST program participants. On the inaugural FIRST in Texas Talks Susan Ashmore, Development Director for FIRST in Texas, speaks with engineers … Continue reading Engineering Career Pathways

LEGO Challenge Spotlight: Mini FRC Robot by LadyCans

LEGO Challenge Spotlight: Mini FRC Robot by LadyCansWhen we rolled out the 30-Day LEGO Challenge in April, we knew we would see the creativity that robotics teams from all across the state would come up with for the daily challenge. With challenges like “Build a treehouse or build a pirate ship or build a new truck for Toyota” we were sure this … Continue reading LEGO Challenge Spotlight: Mini FRC Robot by LadyCans