• The Pink Team is a Robotics team that aims to inspire and teach STEM to students in 7th through 12th grade by participating in FIRST. FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program which aims to “Build Students through Robots.” 

     

    Founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST® is a global nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12). Our programs are suitable for schools or structured afterschool activities and receive support from a vast network of volunteers, educators, and sponsor/donors, including over 200 Fortune 500 companies.

     

    Students on the team have the opportunity to travel across the U.S. to take part in regional and international competitions that are the culmination of weeks of hard work and provide opportunities to network with industry professionals across the globe.

     

    We offer STEM and non-STEM roles, such as 3D design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Programming, Photo/Video, Graphics, and Business Management.

     

    Because our programs are More Than Robots®, FIRST participants are guided by a signature set of Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements. Our thrilling, sports-like challenges build their self-confidence and collaborative problem-solving skills and have a proven and lasting impact on STEM learning and interest. Our participants and alumni gain access to education and career discovery opportunities, connections to exclusive scholarships and employers, and a place in the FIRST community for life.

     

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