* * * * * * * * GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TO SEPTEMBER 25TH * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Due to the current climate and to allow for more time for schools and communities to get back in the swing of the new school year, we’ve extended the application deadline for the FIRST STEM Equity Grant opportunity through FIRST.
This is an AMAZING opportunity for you to start a STEM program for lifelong skills for your students. Please contact Regional Director, Lisa Lalliss-Skogsberg with any questions or comment on this post. Have a GREAT year everyone!
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REGIONAL EVENT STATUS
It is with deep sadness, but understanding of the health situation happening in our world right now, that our FIRST organization needed to take appropriate and responsible steps in suspending the rest of the 2020 FIRST Infinite Recharge season and Championship events worldwide.
Therefore, the FIRST Idaho Regional has been postponed.
Below is the link to the statement from FIRST.
More to come on our season in the coming weeks.
FIRST will RISE!
Health and Safety Initiatives
The 2020 Idaho Regional will be held March 26-28 2020!
Located at the Ford Idaho Center, in Nampa Idaho
No tickets are required and parking is FREE!!!!
Come join the fun!!!!
Four Programs… One Mission!
To inspire young people to be science and technology leaders!
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an all-inclusive, character driven, K-12 STEM education program that uses robot challenges to build science and technology skills and interests in a holistic way that also inspires self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire youth interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, this not-for-profit public organization designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while gaining self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. With support from a comprehensive network of a majority of Fortune 500 corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals, FIRST provides more than $50 million in college scholarships. Programs include FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC® ) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC® ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO®League (FLL® ) for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO®League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. In April, the four programs culminate in the0
FIRST Championship, an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, build on their self-confidence, make new friends, and perhaps discover exciting new career paths.
FIRST at a Glance
FIRST is an international program with growing impact:
460,000+ students, 52,000+ teams, 40,000+ robots, 120,000+ Mentors/adult supporter roles filled, 110,000+ other Volunteer roles filled (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs), More than 3,500 Sponsors, including corporations, educational and professional institutions, and individuals.
Every FIRST program is run by a dedicated and accomplished group of volunteers, including the parents, teachers, friends and engineers, who spend many hours each year to make FIRST a reality for all of the students. Increasingly, these active volunteers and role models are FIRST Alumni.