FIRST 101: Gracious Professionalism and Team Challenges

1. Gracious Professionalism “The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.” – FIRST Mission Statement.  One of the Read more about FIRST 101: Gracious Professionalism and Team Challenges[…]

VERTEX Advice Series: FIRST 101 Overview

What is FIRST? For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a global robotics program dedicated to inspiring students to become the STEM and technology leaders of tomorrow. The nonprofit runs five major robotics competitions to accommodate students anywhere from 4 years old to 18, including the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), the FIRST Read more about VERTEX Advice Series: FIRST 101 Overview[…]

Root of Robotics Discord Server

We created the Root of Robotics Discord Server as a way to provide a safe space for underrepresented minorities in STEM, beginners looking for resources to propel their journey in robotics and science (no experience needed!), seasoned robotics enthusiasts, and everyone in between. The idea for this discord came from our thoughts about how high Read more about Root of Robotics Discord Server[…]