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February 8, 2017

Legendary Painting Reaches Alaska After 150 Years

A legendary painting about Alaskan history had never touched Alaskan soil until recently. Find out why.

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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 4, 2016

How a Rookie Team from Quebec Took FIRST Robotics by Storm

The lovely little town of Trois Riveres, Quebec lies on the northwest banks of the famed St. Lawrence River, about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City in Canada. Although it was founded over 400 years ago, this city certainly doesn’t live in the past. Trois Riveres is the home of Ultime’, FIRST Robotics Team 5528.

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February 4, 2016

#OMGRobots! FIRST® and the FedEx Innovation Challenge

If you hear unusual buzzing and whirring coming from a nearby school or garage in the next few months, open the door and you just might find yourself face to face with a robot. Teams all over the world are building robots right now for the FIRST® Robotics Competition. From the Pi-Rho Maniacs in Austin

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November 9, 2015

We See Engineers and Lawyers… Not Dropouts

Georgia’s high school graduation rate, like that of many states in the South, is lagging behind the national average. In fact, about a third of all students in Georgia drop out before earning their high school diploma. Instead of believing some kids will just fall through the cracks, FedEx team members in Atlanta see a

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September 11, 2015

Out of the Classroom and Into the Real Economic World

Recently, 202 students, 42 teachers, 23 jurors, 30 CEOs, 86 staff and 113 guests from all over Europe headed to the German capital of Berlin. Any idea what brought them together? Their goal was very ambitious: They wanted to be identified as the best student company in Europe at the annual “Junior Achievement Europe Company

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June 29, 2015

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

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.

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May 5, 2015

A Posse Like No Other Takes St. Louis by Storm

At a towering 630 feet, the Gateway Arch anchored on the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. Louis has no doubt welcomed millions of visitors to the city since its opening in 1967. On April 22, 2015, the grand monument added to its impressive guest list a very special team of robot innovators

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