07 February 2014

ZOMG ROBOTS - and a lot more

A while back Sheril Kirshenbaum introduced me to the communications team for FIRST, a great organization that encourages kids to consider STEM careers.  They organize competitions where school kids  form teams to build robots out of Lego bricks and other things.

I got a chance to interview one of the teams - the "Minds In Gear" team from Coatesville, PA.  My conversation helped me understand a bit about how valuable the organization is and how much promise our young people really have.  The organization has built up a decent following and they also encourage companies to get their employees to serve as mentors.

Check it out.

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