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December 5, 2016

Warming up for Winter: Supply Chain Redesign Results in Thousands More Coats for Kids

Brett Buckhold has purchased thousands of winter coats in the last ten years. It started with a phone call at work in 2006. At the time, Brett designed supply chains for large customers. “A guy I worked with in international sales asked if I could help Operation Warm, an organization that provides new winter coats

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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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October 15, 2015

Dream Big: World Solar Challenge

It’s been said that to be the best, you must compete against the best. That’s just what a group of high school students from Houston, Mississippi intend to do. Located about 125 miles southeast of Memphis, Houston is home to about 3,000 residents. A team of 14 students from the local high school have been

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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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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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