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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.
April 24, 2014
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.
March 5, 2014
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.
February 19, 2013
When I was in college and working on my undergraduate degree, I majored in engineering. I and my fellow students learned a great deal in those few years - we learned about stresses, like those in engineering: static and dynamic...as well as those resulting from the curriculum itself. We learned about Laplace transforms - look it up on Wikipedia for an interesting (or not) read. We learned about engineering economics - and, no, that is not an oxymoron!