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October 30, 2018

FIRST Global brings Iceland, Zimbabwe, Nepal and many others together in World Robot Showdown

Watch as 193 robotics teams from almost every corner of the world converge on Mexico City for FIRST Global, an international robotics and technology event like no other.

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July 24, 2017

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana. This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming. Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world. FedEx

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September 19, 2016

Engineers in the Wild: Meet Shilpa Shinde

In a special interview series, GoldieBlox talked to FedEx Express engineer Shilpa Shinde about her career in STEM.

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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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September 25, 2015

Top Belle Cultivates Next Generation of Aviation Enthusiasts

“If we reach kids in middle school, we can provide mentorship and guidance to get them in the right classes to pursue a career in aviation or other technical field” Beth Rush has loved aviation as long as she can remember. Her mother, her first role model, was a computer programmer working on GE jet

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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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November 17, 2014

Sharp Students Build Robots, Patents, and More

Abby Audet looks and acts like most girls her age. She loves hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and just being an American teenager. But Abby has some special talents: she can also tell you everything you could ever need to know about field control systems, touch multiplexers, infrared beacons, and much more.

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