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June 14, 2016

Clark Kent and Superman: FIRST Robotics in a Nutshell

We have grown up knowing about Clark Kent and Superman, where Clark Kent is hidden in plain sight among us, but when extraordinary things need to take place, he turns into Superman.  I’d like to share a story with you about just one example of how those two exist within FedEx every day in the

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April 24, 2014

Here’s to the Tinkerers – FedEx and FIRST Robotics

Do you know a tinkerer? There are a few definitions of this term and some are not so positive. My definition of a tinkerer is a future innovator – someone who is passionate, creative and committed to solving problems and helping others.   

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March 5, 2014

Engineered for the Future: FedEx and FIRST Robotics

In 1989, Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, wanted to find a way share his enthusiasm and inspire young people to become science and technology leaders.

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January 27, 2014

Dean Kamen’s Rude Realities and Somewhat Serious Suggestions about Innovation

“Being told ‘you’re crazy’ generally means ‘We should get started on this idea right away!’ “ – Dean Kamen 

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November 27, 2013

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Brought to you by… robots!

This year’s traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will have a new twist, as teams of high school students and their robots from around the country are opening the parade.

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