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The Ultimate Sport for the Mind: FedEx Supports FIRST [Video]

June 29, 2015

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The FIRST World Championship was later developed to allow STEM students the forum to showcase their skills and learn the value of teamwork.

And the competition has steadily grown each year.  This year’s event in St. Louis, MO, featured over 20,000 kindergarten through high school students from 39 countries around the world. While it’s a spectacle of intense competition, it’s also one of collaboration across teams, where new friendships are developed.

FedEx has supported FIRST since 2002 through employee volunteering, coaching and mentoring, engaging students with the FedEx Innovation Challenge and providing shipping for more than 12 million pounds of robots to and from the competition.

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    Robots competing on the field at FIRST Championships

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    FedEx Innovation Challenge at FIRST Championships

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    Competition on the field at FIRST Championships

  • 2015 FIRST Championships

    Competition on the field at FIRST Championships

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    FIRST Championships competition field in St. Louis, MO

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    Enthusiastic crowd support during competition at FIRST Championships

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    STEM students prepare for FIRST Championships

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    #OMGRobots at FIRST Championships in St. Louis, MO

  • 2015 FIRST Championships

    Enthusiastic crowd support during competition at FIRST Championships



Comments

    384698 says:

    Great to know FIRST exists to help boost the knowledge of technology for all the future FedEx workers. To “allow STEM students the forum to showcase their skills and learn the value of teamwork” is priceless.

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