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Introducing the FIRST in STEM Podcast

Introducing the FIRST in STEM PodcastIntroducing FIRST in STEM. A podcast created by FIRST in Texas to share the stories behind student-led K-12 robotics teams, coaches, mentors, volunteers, workforce partners and FIRST leadership in the Great State of Texas.  

Discovering Soft Skills and Their Increasing Importance in the Workplace

Discovering Soft Skills and Their Increasing Importance in the WorkplaceImagine that you’re a hiring manager looking for someone to fill a computer programming position. You have two final candidates. One has a strong resume including evidence of superior programming skills, but he seems impatient during the interview and has trouble listening to you and expressing his ideas. The other is also a strong programmer, … Continue reading Discovering Soft Skills and Their Increasing Importance in the Workplace

Patrick Felty Named Executive Director

Patrick Felty Named Executive DirectorFIRST in Texas announced that its Board of Directors has named Patrick Felty to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately. Felty previously served as the Development Director at FIRST in Texas, as well as Regional Director for the Alamo Region of Texas. Felty’s resume is further bolstered by eleven years of supporting FIRST programs … Continue reading Patrick Felty Named Executive Director

What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)

What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)Advocacy of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in our education systems and communities is life-changing for young Texans. Just ask Paula. At nine years old, Paula’s favorite subject is math. Thanks to STEM advocacy, big opportunities are about to open for this bright young lady… First, her teacher encourages her to join the school’s FIRST® … Continue reading What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)

FIRST in Texas, First in STEM

FIRST in Texas, First in STEMWhen Texas teenager Jessica Martinez first stepped into the halls of her high school, she never imagined that her high school career would include building robots, programming motherboards, and teaching her robotic creations to pick up objects and balance on beams in tech competitions. That’s not the typical experience for most high schoolers, but thanks … Continue reading FIRST in Texas, First in STEM

Alamo Regional FTC Regional Championship

Alamo Regional FTC Regional ChampionshipCongratulations to all participating teams, Dean’s List Nominees, and Finalists. The Alamo Region is advancing 13 teams to the 2018 FIRST Tech Challenge South Super Regional: 7161 ViperBots Hydra 12670 Eclipse 9829 MAKBots 4546 ViperBots SnakeByte 13719 Thelma Salinas STEM ECHS 12928 LightSaders 7615 Mustang Sallies 13521 MetalHawks-Alpha 5628 The Tau Manifesto 6209 ViperBots Venom … Continue reading Alamo Regional FTC Regional Championship

Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-Ups

Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-UpsFIRST LEGO League Event Season is almost here! All Registered FIRST LEGO League teams in the Alamo Region will be able to participate in a Qualifier Tournament. Some teams will be assigned to a particular event date and location (based on geographic location or if their school district is hosting events), while others will be able to select … Continue reading Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-Ups

2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League Updates

2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League UpdatesThe Alamo Region FIRST LEGO League season has begun! For the most up-to-date information, team coaches, mentors, and parents are encouraged to do the following: Subscribe for Team Newsletters Follow the Alamo FIRST Region Facebook page Create a Schoology account and join the Alamo FIRST LEGO League Teams Course – see this page for instructions (click … Continue reading 2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League Updates