FIRST in the News

Here you can find special announcements and select media coverage about FIRST. 
See also: News Archive and FIRST Newsletter 

November 2015

Nov. 4 IndyCar
STEM Program Highlights Teamwork in Action
Nov. 4 Eden Prairie News
Eden Prairie Robotics team Mentors Younger Team

October 2015

Oct. 29 MIT
Guiding Imagination with LEGO Robotics
Oct. 26 Plano Star Courier
Plano Student Wins First Place in Mathematics at National Science Competition
Oct. 25 The News & Observer
Robot, Experts Share Value of STEM
Oct. 19 Durbanite - South Africa
Trash Trekking with FIRST LEGO League and The KZN Science Centre
Oct. 18 Lockport Journal
Robot Rockers Looking Out for the Environment
Oct. 15
All-girls Team from Kingston Promoting Love of Science
Oct. 7
Mouser: FIRST Robotics and Grant Imahara: Empowering Innovation Together with STEM
Oct. 2 Metro-Philadelphia
These High School Girls Prove that Math and Robots Aren't just for Boys
Oct. 1 IHS Electronics360
Young People Dream of Blending Science and Technology at FIRST

September 2015

Sept. 30 Motion Control
Apps Will Now Drive Robots
Sept. 28 Central Leader - New Zealand
LEGO League Robotics a hit at Maungawhau School
Sept. 26 Dalton Daily Citizen
Robots Take Over Career Academy Atrium
Sept. 26 StarTribune
Robotics Teams gain Popularity as Schools Focus on Science and Technology
Sept. 24 Waste Dive
Trash Trek: Kids Solve Industry Issues in LEGO Competition
Sept. 21 Easton Courier
Girl Scouts of Connecticut to Enjoy Robotics Competition
Sept. 18 Qualcomm
Developer of the Month: Thomas Eng Works to Inspire Engineers of the Future Through Robotics
Sept. 17
Team Overdrive Captures Top Prizes in Australia
Sept. 16 AT&T U-Verse Buzz
Sept. 9 Embedded Computing Design
Robotics Competition Teaches the Skills and Mindset to be a Great Engineer
Sept. 8 youngpost - Hong-Kong
Diocesan Boys' School Students have a Brilliant Idea to Help Those with ADHD
Sept. 2 Santa Maria Times
OAHS Spartatroniks Jump Into New Year
Sept. 1 Student-Tutor
FIRST : The Essential Organization for STEM-Bound Students

August 2015

August 31 Wayne State University
Alumni & Industry Student Spotlight
August 29 Midland Daily News
Kamen: FIRST Robotics Movement Changing Lives, Could Change the World
August 24 Success
The Little Team That Could
August 20
FIRST Introduces New Mobile Technology
August 18 Shoreline Beacon
Kinetic Knight Brings Hope for Robotics Program to Cuba
August 14 Huffington Post
Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations
August 10 R&D Magazine
FIRST Introduces New Android-based Technology Platform
August 9 Design World (article begins page 80)
Dean Kamen on Making the World a Better Place Through Engineering
August 7
Camdenton Students Take Their Robot Skills to Australia
August 5
Clearview Robotics Club Starts Group for Young Women
August 3 Boston Tech Mom
Why Your Daughter Should Be Part of a Robotics Team
August 1 EDN Network
STEM Hero: Microchip's Steve Sanghi

July 2015

July 31 The Sydney Morning Herald
STEM Education gets Million-Dollar Boost from Google Australia
July 28 Boston Globe
LEGO Program Helps Parents, Teachers Conquer Robotics
July 25 Rockford Register Star
Rockford Welcomes 32 Robotics Teams for a Day of Competition
July 23 ABC 10 News
San Diego Fourth-Graders Look to Solve the World's Trash Problems
July 23 Pontiac Daily Leader
Fairbury Group Setting a Precedent
July 17 Before It's News
So You Want to Be a Design Engineer? Here's Five Tips for Landing Your First (Real) Job
July 15 the institute
High School Student Designs a 'Wheelchair' that lets Users Stand Up
July 9 The Ledger
Robo Lesson: 4-Day Workshop Gives Students a Taste of Engineering
July 9
'Lego Loving Champs' excel
July 7 This Week Community News
Robotics team applies its lessons to real world
July 2 Portland Tribune
Jurassic meets technology
July 2 13 News Now
Newport News student robotics team heads to Australia
July 2 WTHITV 10
Catching up with Team Storm After They Won a National Award in D.C.

June 2015

June 25 Electronic Products
FIRST Robotics Competition Yields Big Winner
June 23 ABC Brisbane
Queensland School Becomes First in State to Compete in International Robotics Competition in Sydney
June 16
Team Storm in D.C. for Awards Ceremony After Winning National Award
June 13
Oakville's SMLS Using Robotics to Break Down Barriers for Girls
June 5 Machine Design
Everything You Missed from the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition
June 3 CIO / East Africa
About 20,000 Children to Participate in SAP's Africa Code Week

May 2015

May 31 PBS
How to Hook Young People on Math and Science? Robots.
May 29
Renowned Inventor Dean Kamen: Innovation is About Finding the Right Problem
May 26 Huffington Post
Calling All Young Ladies for FIRST Robotics
May 19 CNN
Super Bowl of Robotics Makes STEM Subjects Exciting
May 16 The Courier of Montgomery County
Local Robotics Team Teaches Skills, Life Lessons
May 14 Israel21c
Israel Brings Home Medals from Physics Olympics, LEGO Robotics Tournament
May 13 FOX 10 Phoenix
Valley Christian High School Robotics Team Wins Top Prize
May 5 WTHITV 10
Students Create App to Help Others with Dyslexia
May 4 Rome Observer
RoboSpartans Win 'Inspire Award' at World Championship
May 3 Business Insider
Robotics Championship Draws the Brightest Science Students from Around the World to Compete for NASA's Attention
May 1 Los Angeles Daily News
Palmdale Aerospace Academy Students World Champs

April 2015

April 30 Fox News
Atlanta Students Create Device to Help Blind Children Learn Braille
April 29 The St. Louis American Urges Youth to Study Science
April 28 NY1
FIRST Robotics Champs Step Up Their Game
April 28 The Davis Enterprise
Robotics Team Members Reflect on Their Big Win
April 28 WNCN
Magellan Charter Impresses at LEGO Robotics Competition
April 28
Wave Robotics Makes History at World Championship
April 27 Comcast
'Girls of Steel' from Pittsburgh Selected for Outstanding Effort to Build Digital Awareness of FIRST & STEM Education
April 27 KTRS
Robotics Brings to St. Louis
April 25
Boeing Involved In FIRST Robotics Competition
April 24 Bloomberg Business
Inventor Dean Kamen, U.S. Chief Technology Office Megan Smith, and Distinguished Guests Recognize Student Leaders at FIRST Dean's List Award Ceremony
April 24
Recruiting More Women to Science & Technology
April 23 Northern Kentucky Tribune
Heads Up: Team of Inventive Youngsters may have Solution to Football Concussion Problem
April 21 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Thousands of Robot-loving Students to Descend on Downtown St. Louis this Week
April 20 CBS Chicago
Someone You Should Know: Chicago Math And Science Academy Robotics
April 20 Product Design & Development
Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers
April 19 The Daily News Online
'Fab Five' Fresno Students come up with Fabulous Water-saving Idea
April 17 AZO Robotics
Monsanto Commits $600,000 for Sponsorship of FIRST Robotics Competition
April 16 Huffington Post
5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics
April 10
Detroit Named Site of International Robotics Competition
April 6 Baltimore Sun
FIRST Robotics Clubs Teach More than Engineering
April 2
Students with Autism Win Rookie All Stars Award, Advance to Championship in Robotics Competition

March 2015

March 31 WNCN
Gadget Girls Robotics Team Highlights Women in Science, Technology
March 30
Robotics Tournament Teaches Competition and Cooperation
March 30
Robotics Team Builds Off-road Wheelchair for Grandville Student
March 27 Las Vegas Sun
National Robotics Competition Pits Local Students Against Each Other in the Name of Science
March 25 The Japan News
Two School Teams to Try U.S. Robot Contest
March 24
More Chinese Students Join Robotics Community
March 24 RealEstateRama
STEM AmeriCorps Program to Expand with Best Buy Grant
March 23 Forsyth County News
Forsyth Homeschool Robotics Team Invents Way for Teaching Beginner's Braille
March 23 The Washington Post
Obama Nerds Out at the White House with a Bunch of Kids in Superman Capes
March 23 AZ Tech Beat
AZ Teens Celebrated at White House Science Fair
March 23 Mashable
Super Girl Scouts Impress Obama with Clever LEGO Invention
March 21 Midland Daily News
FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off with Special Visitor
March 20 Dow
Dow Expands Partnership with FIRST to Promote STEM Education
March 20 The Sydney Morning Herald
FIRST Robot Competition Teaches High School Students Life Lessons
March 18 Chicago Tribune
FIRST Robotics Competition Makes Cooperation a Priority
March 18 ECN Mag
Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM (On Demand)
March 17 The Paly Voice
Robotics Team Wins Entrepreneurship Award at Regional Competition
March 16 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
In the Battle for Robot Domination, Life Lessons Learned
March 12 Huffington Post
8th Graders Create 'Frozen'-Themed Prosthetic Hand for a Young Fan
March 11 Journal Scene
Kids Go For Robots
March 7
Renowned Inventor Dean Kamen Speaks at FIRST Robotics Competition in Flint
March 5 Union leader
Students Learn Teamwork with FIRST
March 5 Manufacturing Engineering Magazine
New Engineers, New (Fun!) Education
March 5 Oakland County One -Fifteen
Ferndale's Impi Robotics Team Wins District Event, President at Governor's Summit
March 4 EdTech Magazine
Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide
March 2 Leader Post
Robot Challenge a FIRST for Kids
March 2
McCann Tech Robotics Team Demonstrates for School Committee
March 1 Aiken Standard
Robotics Team Enjoys "Magic" Tourney

February 2015

Feb. 27
New TV Series Centers on Michigan High School Robotics Teams
Feb. 27 Duluth News Tribune
Persistence, Problem-Solving Pay Off at Robotics Competition
Feb. 26
Governor Terry Branstad Tests Out A Robot and Discusses Important of STEM Programs
Feb. 21 Chicago Tribune
Students Battle it out in Illinois Robotics Tournament
Feb. 19 NWCN-Seattle
State's Only All-Girls FIRST Robotics Team Created
Feb. 18
School Robotics Teams put Creations on Display Ahead of District Event
Feb. 16 The Buffalo News
Lockport High Team Rolls Out 'Totezilla'
Feb. 15
Ipswich Students Plan the Robot Games
Feb. 11 EdTech Magazine
TCEA 2015: Fredi Lajvardi Tells His School's Underdog Success Story
Feb. 11 Northeast Times
Do the Robot
Feb. 10
Winning Robot May Be Students' Destiny
Feb. 9 Kansas City Star
For Robotics Champions, Teamwork is Everything
Feb. 8
Dunbar Robotics Team Hones its Competitive Edge
Feb. 8 The Daily Barometer
Robots Compete in FIRST Tech Challenge
Feb. 6
'It Literally Transforms Their Lives:' Why Kettering's FIRST Robotics Community Center Matters
Feb. 5 Santa Ynez Valley News
International Robot Program Builds Valley Following
Feb. 3 Design World
Dean Kamen Speaks Out on Science vs Politics
Feb. 3
Robotics Teams Rolled into Auto Show
Feb. 2
Robotics Tournament Challenges Young Minds
Feb. 1
St. Hubert's BambieBotz Girls Build Recycling Robot

January 2015

Jan. 30 South Hill-East Spokane
Local Robotics Team Prove Girl Scouts Go Beyond Cookies
Jan. 29 AZO Robotics
Students to Test Robots Against Each Other in MSU Collect of Engineering FIRST Robotics Championship
Jan. 27 Robotics Tomorrow
AMAX Partners with FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1458 to Develop ESD Detection System
Jan. 27 Bellevue Reporter
Girls Build Robots Too
Jan. 26 Technically Brooklyn
These Brooklyn Kids Made 3D-Printed 'Homes' to Learn About Gentrification
Jan. 25 KCUR - Kansas City
Kansas City Students Put Hand-Crafted Robots to the Test at FIRST Tech Challenge
Jan. 24 U.S. Army
Team APG Partners with Local STEM Community to Host 2014 FIRST LEGO League
Jan. 22 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LEGO Robotics Competition at La Roche College Challenges Kids
Jan. 20 The Press Enterprise
Robotics Competition Seeks to Engage, Inspire
Jan. 17 FOX 4 Kansas City
Area Students Compete in The FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenge at Union Station
Jan. 15
FIRST Robotics Season: Part 3 Prototyping Process and Tips
Jan. 13
FIRST Robotics Season: Part 2 The Competition Kickoff
Jan. 13
Westfield H.S. Robotics Teams Win Awards and Advance to Two State FIRST Tech Challenge Championships
Jan. 12
PTC Donating Software Library to All FIRST Teams
Jan. 11 CBS Sunday Morning
Welcome to Dean Kamen's Cool World
Jan. 11
ISA & Automation Federation Applaud Kickoff of 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition, Encourage Their Members to Participate and Contribute in FIRST Programs
Jan. 11 NY1-Brooklyn
Teens Face Off in Queens Robot Competition
Jan. 9 Mankato Free Press
LCWM High Schoolers Start New Robotics Team
Jan. 6 AZ Central
George Lopez movie about Carl Hayden robotics team premieres in Phoenix
Jan. 6
Segway Inventor Dean Kamen: Science Isn't a Spectator Sport
Jan. 3
High school tech enthusiasts build and design at 2015 FIRST Robotics event
Jan. 3 Union Leader
FIRST Robotics' future looks electric

December 2014

Dec. 27 Columbia Basin Herald
Wahluke Students Solve Problem, Create Language App
Dec. 24 Lake Norman News
Pine Lake Team Creates Aerodynamics Lesson
Dec. 18 KJZZ
AIA Recognizes Robotics as a High School Sport
Dec. 17 The Auroran
Gadget to Halt "Literacy Crisis" Wins Students Innovation Award
Dec. 15 CBS Detroit
Chrysler Foundation Provides Grants to Michigan FIRST Robotics Teams
Dec. 14
FIRST LEGO League Encourages Solutions, Teamwork
Dec. 14 Columbus Telegram
Students Take on Robotics Challenge
Dec. 11 The Windsor Star
Jarvis: 'I'd like to be a Mechanical Engineer'
Dec. 11 Portland Tribune
Girls get with the Programming
Dec. 10
FIRST Science Teams Encourage Young People
Dec. 8 WCCB - Charlotte
Space, Science and Technology with Wilson and some very Smart Students
Dec. 8 The Catholic Key
LEGOs are Paired with Learning for Nativity Kids with Special Needs
Dec. 6 The Durango Herald
Girl Power
Dec. 4 MASIE Learning Talks
X Prize and FIRST - Marc Hodosh
Dec. 2 Four Corners News
All-girls Farmington LEGO Robotics Team Prepares for Tournament

November 2014

Nov. 25 Control Design
STEM Education can Start with Cool Toys
Nov. 23 Goshen News
Kids Learn What They're Capable of During LEGO Robotics Competition
Nov. 20 ABC News
Innovation Nation: Dean Kamen's FIRST Robotics Program Inspires Young Engineers
Nov. 19 Electronics News - Australia
FIRST Robotics Brings Regional Event to Australia in 2015
Nov. 17 NBC Nightly News
13-Year-Old Girl Plans to be First Astronaut to Walk on Mars
Nov. 16
Youthful Innovation: 49 Teams Compete at the Lakeshore FIRST LEGO League Regional Competitions
Nov. 12 Capital Gazette
Western High School's RoboDoves Crush the Competition, Stereotypes
Nov. 11 Her Campus Portal
Meet Marissa Birmingham!
Nov. 9 The Greeley Tribune
LEGO Robots get Technical at the FIRST LEGO League Tournament in Greeley
Nov. 7
Schools Build for Brighter Future
Nov. 6 Southwest Michigan's Second Wave
That Does Compute: More Girls Gaining Tech, Business Skills Through Competitive Robotics
Nov. 1
Program Teaches Alaska Students the Fundamentals of Science Through Robotics

October 2014

Oct. 31 The Garden City News Online
Garden City Teams Set for Another Fun Robotics Season
Oct. 23
Clearview Robotics Club Gears Up for a New Season
Oct. 17 Penfield Post
Penfield High School Robotics Team Celebrates 10 Years
Oct. 15 WMUR
Manchester Schools Launch STEAM Program
Oct. 12 The Tampa Tribune
UT Robotics Contest Draws 1,000 Aspiring Engineers
Oct. 6
Visitation School Named Finalist for Science Award
Oct. 4 Ames Tribune
Local High School Students Receive Patent for Lego Project
Oct. 1 Career Convergence Magazine
FIRST® Helping Today's Youth Find Tomorrow's STEM Careers

September 2014

Sept. 23 Hermiston Herald
Umatilla High School Robotics Students Meet Goal of 1,000 Hours of Community Service
Sept. 23
Stemming the Tide
Sept. 19
'Dream Come True': Kettering University, Gov. Snyder Unveil First-of-its-Kind Robotics Center
Sept. 18
Gov. Rick Snyder Visiting Flint to Celebrate Grand Opening of Kettering's FIRST Community Center
Sept. 18 The New York Academy of Sciences
Ready, Set: Robots!
Sept. 17 The Woodstock Independent
Students Create Peace Park as Thanks
Sept. 10 Industry Week
IMTS Student Summit: The Kids Are All Right
Sept. 10 Arkansas Online
Robotics Competition to Draw Teams to Little Rock
Sept. 8 KETK
Robot Hits the Majors
Sept. 3 Detroit Free Press
Bridge Magazine: How Robotics Changed One Michigan Girl's Path
Sept. 3 Scientific American
Hooked on Metrics: Why Learning Can and Should Be Measured
Sept. 1 CBS Detroit
Robot Accompanies Gov. Synder on Annual Walk Across Mackinac Bridge

August 2014

August 29 New Canaan News
'Robogamers' Demonstrate Power of STEAM
August 28 Bridge Magazine
Robots Enter Flint, Change Lives
August 27 Canby Herald
August 24 Union Leader
Manchester Fourth-Graders may get Crack at Robotics
August 22
Ford Gift to Kettering University Gives Robotics Students the Best of Both Worlds
August 18 Camden-Narellan Advertiser
Camden Teams take out International Robotics Competition
August 16 WCF Courier
Mind Games: Cedar Falls High School Robotics Team Circuits Their way to China
August 15 WPM
Wyoming Educators Look to Meet Demand for STEM Jobs
August 15 WPXI - Pittsburgh
Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Girls of Steel
August 12
Picatinny Nurtures Student Robotics Teams
August 12 Schriever Air Force Base
AFRS FIRST Visit Propels STEM Opportunities
August 12 YAHOO! News
Katie Couric Interviews Bionic Arm Inventor Dean Kamen
August 6 Glendale News-Press
Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge
August 2 The Columbian
The Future is on Display
August 2 South African Instrumentation and Control
Building the future of South Africa one robot at a time
August 1 Control Design
Automation's Got Talent: STEM Programs Supply Rookie Engineers to Replace Retiring Veterans

July 2014

July 31 The MD Coast Dispatch
Beach Bots Team Looking To Transition Phase
July 23 POP City
Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers
July 22 Leader-Post
Lego robot fans in league of their own
July 19 Huffington Post
Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM
July 16
Chap Robotics makes appearance in new Transformers movie
July 15 ZDNet
Dean Kamen wants you to make mistakes
July 12 Northwest Herald
Six Crystal Lake girls to participate in FIRST® Tech Challenge
July 3 the Intelligencer
Edwardsville Robotics Shines
July 1 The Republican-American
Students 'letter' in the 'sport' of robotics

June 2014

June 30
FIRST® LEGO® League tournaments builds many skills
June 28 Journal Star
Central Illinois teams show what their machines can do at Robo Rumble 
June 25 Business Wire
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Program for Students in Grades 7-12 Across North America
June 24 Shelby County Reporter
Parker Owen invited to White House
June 24 Hillsdale Daily News
Robotics team leads the way
June 22
Ann Arbor teens gain international recognition, potential patent with LEGO competition
June 19 Jackson County Daily
A Playbook to Help the U.S. Regain Its Innovative Edge
June 13 Comcast Voices - Don Bossi, FIRST® President, blog post
Next Generation of Innovators Embrace Comcast and NBCUniversal Mentorship
June 13 The Philadelphia Tribune
Comcast, high schools students team to build robots
June 6 La Prensa
Youth robotics teams form in South Side
June 5 WestLinn Tidings
Robotics team reaches out
June 3 Digital Journal
The Brain Busters, a FIRST® LEGO® League team from Sherborn, Massachusetts, earned top prize for their invention, the Balloon-Based Notification Sign, at the 2014 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award ceremony presented by XPRIZE
June 3 Oakland Press
Clarkston High School students meet President Obama

May 2014

Luke Skywalker arm gets the go-ahead
May 29
Former NFL Player turned Engineer speaks at FIRST® Robotics Competition - Wisconsin Regional
May 29 National Geographic
Robots Battle Robots in World Championship
May 28 Gazette.Net
Jagbots team at Northwest High takes on robot battles
May 22
Countdown to White House Science Fair: Meet Girl Scout Troop 2612 -- Bridge Designers, STEM Enthusiasts
May 19
Bright idea earns Bayview Glen students spot at robotics competition
May 14 North County Outlook
Arlington Robotics club makes programming, engineering fun
May 11
CocoNuts make strong showing at robotics World Championship
May 7
Millard students' idea to require school tornado drills signed into law
May 5 Chicago Tribune
First robotics effort a win for Hinsdale Central
May 3 Slash Gear
Robot Love: Inside Dean Kamen’s FIRST® Championship 2014

April 2014

April 30 Comcast
Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Shine at 2014 FIRST® Robotics Championships
April 30 The Tampa Tribune
Robotics team builds one for the books
April 29 The Oregonian
Humble Hot Wired robotics team talks about winning World Championships
April 27 RealTime/St. Louis
STL’s Mathieu surprised with FIRST® volunteer award
April 26 NY1
FIRST® Robotics Competition Gets Down to the Wire
April 26 Chicago Tribune
All Girl, 8th Grade Robotics Team to Represent US in European Open
April 25 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Girl power on display at world robotics competition in St. Louis
April 24 RealTime/St. Louis
Makeup and robots: It all comes together at FIRST®
April 24 BBC
The man behind the ultimate robot extravaganza
April 23 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Robotic invasion coming to downtown St. Louis from across the world
April 23 Carnegie Mellon University
Girls of Steel Team Helps Construct Autodesk Robot and Vies at National FIRST® Robotics Competition
April 23
CV robotics team advances to championship in St. Louis
April 17 Western Queens Gazette
NY Robotics Teams Advance To World Championships
April 17 The Wall Street Journal
FIRST® Robotics Students Get Opportunity to Use Tableau Software to Analyze Data for Competition
April 13 The Boston Globe
Creating their machine dreams
April 9
In Our Schools: Wounded Army specialist serves as inspiration for robotics students to bring home the trophy
April 7 Popular Mechanics
The Ball-Playing Robots of FIRST NYC 2014
April 3 Post-Tribune
Robots add fun to learning

March 2014

March 25 Design News
My Life as a FIRST Robotics Mentor
March 25 The Oregonian
Bethany's robotics team Batteries In Black wins top West Super-Regional award
March 25 CNN iReport
Developing America’s Next Leaders Through Robotics
March 19 IEEE Spectrum
Dean Kamen to Tech Community: "We're Not Creating Enough Innovators"
March 15 The Daily Gazette
Robot competition makes science fun
March 14 Bloomberg Businessweek
Women at Baxter Make an Impact Worldwide
March 14 CBS St. Louis
FIRST Robotics Teaches Students Leadership, Innovation
March 13 Fox 13 Salt Lake City
Students put tech to the test in robotics competition
March 13 Troy Record
High school students gather at RPI for annual robotics competition
March 12 IEEE
Adam Savage and Dean Kamen Talk STEM
March 11 Berkshire Eagle
Mount Everett robotics team advances to regional competition
March 11 Spartan Daily
‘SlingShot’ documents inventor’s campaign to end the world’s water crisis
March 10 EdTech Magazine
Inventor Dean Kamen Sounds a Rallying Cry for STEM as SXSW
March 5 North East Independent School District
March 5 Houston County News
Robotics team confidence high coming off best-ever finish
March 2 Rutland Herald
Robot vs. robot: Young techies compete in challenge
March 2
CEO Corner: Building life skills through building

February 2014

Feb 21 brantford
Students building skills by building with Legos
Feb 21 Portland Tribune
RoboExpo showcases robots, dignitaries
Feb 20
Working to bring students and robots together
Feb 17
Let's rock and robot! Game time draws near for BHS's first ever Robotics Club
Feb 15
Casper children tinker with tornadoes, advance to World LEGO Championships
Feb 9 Herald Times Reporter
Droid Rage teammates enjoy ultimate sport for the mind
Feb 8 Victorville Daily Press
Teens with robots invade VVC
Feb 6 Foundation FIRST Robotics Program Launched in Boyle Heights
Feb 5
Corps engineers consult with Dragon Ninjas on bridge design

January 2014

Jan 31 EBN online
Student Pays Engineering Forward
Jan 15
Sixclear Launches FIRST Robotics Competition LabVIEW Training Site
Jan 14 US News
NYC FIRST LEGO 2014 League Brooklyn Qualifier (Photos)
Jan 14 Iowa State University
Hundreds of students to scream for their LEGO robots; compete for Iowa championship
Jan 10 Kincardine News
Kincardine Kinetic Knights Team 781 robot to tackle 'Aerial Assist' mission
Jan 9 BusinessWire
Inventor Dean Kamen Urges Members of Congress to Close Innovation Deficit
Jan 9 US News
STEM Entrepreneur: Government and Corporations Should Work Together to Help Schools
Jan 7 Living Lake Country - Mukwonago Chief
Robotics teams attack Aerial Assist game
Jan 6 Village Life
Robots take over Oak Ridge
Jan 6
FIRST Robotics 2014 Season Begins - Aerial Assist
Jan 5 CNN iReport
FIRST Aerial Assist 2014 Robotics game
Jan 3 Dubois County Free Press
FIRST LEGO team building more than blocks
Jan 2 WRBL News 3
The Chrysler Foundation Energizes 2014 FIRST Robotics Season with Nearly a Quarter-Million Dollars in Grants
Jan 2 The Ravena News Herald
Young minds taking on Nature's Fury
Jan 1 The Elk Valley Times
Students show they are in a league of their own

December 2013

Dec 30 National Post
FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Global Kickoff Event: Nearly 70,000 High-School Students Worldwide Eager for Inventor Dean Kamen to Unveil 2014 Robotics Challenge
Dec 30 Times Union
Hands-on, then no hands
Dec 29 Business Insider
How America's Best Inventor, Dean Kamen, Is Helping Thousands Of US Kids
Dec 27 Telegram
Robots rumble at Boys & Girls Club
Dec 26 Wicked Local
Westford robotics team climbs to top
Dec 26 Guidry News
Area Youth Recognized for Teamwork and Innovation at FIRST® LEGO® League “NATURE’S FURY” Clear Creek ISD Qualifier
Dec 26 Columbus Messenger
Teamwork at Madison-Plains: Making robots out of LEGOs
Dec 25 The Times of India
Global Gujarati: RoboChamp is here to teach kids
Dec 23 Leadville Herald
LEGO Robotics increases students’ STEM knowledge
Dec 22 Free News Pos
4-H'ers compete in unique problem solving
Dec 18 The Bay
Building Tomorrow’s Engineers One LEGO at a Time
Dec 18 Daily Herald
Kids to use problem-solving skills to complete in FIRST challenge
Dec 18 Elm Grove Now
Girl Scouts practice teamwork for robotics competition
Dec 16 4-Traders
Rockwell Automation: Announces Engineering Our Future Video Contest Winners
Dec 14 San Diego Community News
HTH Point Loma gets spotlight in Macy’s Parade for robotics prowess
Dec 12 The Daily Star Lebanon
LEGO League pushes teens to build robots and science skills
Dec 12 SwindonAdvertiser
Students’ Lego robot walks off with prize
Dec 11 FosterFolly News
Robotics Competition featured at Tech Center
Dec 11 EasyReader News
Young Manhattan Beach robotics team tackles tsunamis
Dec 11 ThisWeek Community News
Robotics teams tackle Nature's Fury challenge
Dec 8 WCF Courier
Robots to the rescue
Dec 8 Times West Virginia
Competition celebrates math, science leaders: PHOTOS
Dec 5 The Princeton Packet
PLAINSBORO: 6-year-old uses LEGOS to try to lessen impact of tsunamis
Dec 5 2
The FIRST Robotics team from Alta High School
Dec 5 VolumeOne
Building Their Brains
Dec 5 Post-Tribune
Hands-on learning
Dec 4 Life Magazines
Engineering adventure for problem-solving pupils
Dec 4 m LIVE
Jacktown Vectors looking for high school students, parents, mentors to join FIRST Robotics team
Dec 2 CNBC
We need to convince kids that smart is cool
Dec 2 abc40(WGGB)/FOX 6
ABC40 Honor Roll- Robotics Comes to Agawam

November 2013

Nov 30 The Republic
Students compete in building robots that can respond to natural disasters, perform other tasks
Nov 29 Kingston This Week
Robotics team recruiting young minds
Nov 28 TECHZiM - Technology Zimbabwe
Harare Schools Robotics and Science tournament in pictures
Nov 28 Inventor Spot
This Year's Macys Thanksgiving Parade Was Kicked Off By A Robot
Nov 28 The Herald Weekly
Robotics team explores aftermath of hurricanes
Nov 27 SheKnows
INTERVIEW: Robots kick-start Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 27 The Beacon
Kid robotmakers score big - Teams advance to state finals in December
Nov 27 Atlantic City Weekly
FIRST Robots Will Kick Off Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 27 Dayton Daily News
Springboro Robotics teaches more than science
Nov 25 Atlantic City Weekly
Dr. Basilyn Bunting and Legos Inspire Youth
Nov 25 CNN iReport
Nov 25 abc 7 WJLA
Fairfax County kids aim to save lives in LEGO competition
Nov 25 PDD Net
Robots Come FIRST at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 24
LEGO robotics competition in Girard values good citizenship
Nov 24 SCV News
Students Get Serious About LEGOs
Nov 23 The Buffalo News
Elementary and middle school LEGO robot competition is about much more than toy blocks
Nov 23 The Buffalo News
Robots are the core of a technology competition that blends creativity and fun
Nov 22
Youths learn engineering in LEGO competition
Nov 22 Mississippi Business Journal
It’s not child’s play — FIRST LEGO League holds qualifying competitions
Nov 21 Valley News
S. Royalton Duo Only Girls in Lego Contest
Nov 21 The Lake Today
The force is strong with the ‘Jedi Guys’
Nov 20 The Adrian Journal
Brick Heads participate in FIRST Lego League
Nov 20 Leader-Telegram
Youth build math, science skills — and award-winning robots
Nov 20 Inventor Spot
How A Lego Robotics Competition Produced A New Tornado Warning App
Nov 20 Buffalo News
E. Side kids get a Lego up with robotics
Nov 17 WMDT 47 abc
Legos Get Real For Local Students
Nov 17 The Montana Standard
Robotics smarts, team values get a workout in competition
Nov 13 Barrington Patch
Robotics Team Boasts Brains and Creativity
Nov 12 MDJ online
Robotics team wins big
Nov 12 Rouse Hill - Stanhope Gardens News
GALLERY: Youngsters save the world with Lego
Nov 11 Wave3 News
Robots from area students help disabled
Nov 11 TC Palm
Martin County’s S.P.A.M. Robotics to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 7 M Live All Michigan
A Blueberry Moment: Failure lets robotics team show
Nov 7 On
Time Warner Cable, Discovery World team up for STEMfest
Nov 7 Yahoo! Finance
Robots Come FIRST® at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Nov 6 C and G News
Girls can drive robots, too!
Nov 6 Suffolk News Herald
Building blocks of the future
Nov 5 Atlanta Daybook
WIT and Scintel Technologies, Inc. Announce Annika Garbers as 2013 Girl of the Year
Nov 4 Herald Argus
Students from New Prairie robotics team use machine to deliver pizzas at area restaurant

October 2013

October 29 M Live All Michigan
Flushing's St. Robert Robotics Team wins trophy in LEGO Fever I
October 29 Belleville Patch
Nature's Fury Unleased...
October 28 Southeast Arrow
Southeast hosts event to inspire student interest in science and technology
October 28 Gazettes
Bixby Knolls Teen Team Builds On Robotics
October 28 AZ Robotics
Students Present University of Cincinnati’s Achievements and Activities in Robotics
October 26 The Tampa Tribune
Tampa area’s tech-savy kids show talents at Robocon
October 25 Southern Maryland Online
Navy Scientists, Engineers Mentor High School Robotics Teams from Competitions to Careers
October 23 Idea Stations
Test Driving.... Robots!
October 23 FindLaw
Robotics challenge more than just a game
October 22 Sun Journal
Zombies to wash cars to raise funds for robotics team
October 17 West Hawaii Today
Hold on! It’s only a drill...
October 16 Wired
Is Stifling Creativity in the Classroom Preventing Future Problem Solvers?
October 16 FindLaw
Annapolis bomb squad shows off tech, inspires young robotics enthusiasts
October 15 Portland Business Journal
Time Warner Cable Receives Hall of Fame Honor - Connect a Million Minds Recognized as Best-In-Class Communications Initiative
October 14 WMBF News
Raytheon awards scholarships to 40 FIRST® Robotics competitors from Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts and 20 other states
October 12 Finger Lakes
FIRST Robotics Competition Helps Connect a Million Minds
October 11 Tampa Bay Times
Middleton High builds a robotics dynasty
October 11 HeraldNet
Granite Falls volunteer helped build tech center, Lego by Lego
October 11 Flow Control
Rockwell Launches ‘Engineering Our Future’ Video Contest
October 10 abc WMDT 47
Students Gear Up For Robotics Competition
October 9 Houston County News
Lego League gets students thinking about natural disasters 
October 9 Huntington Beach Independent
Hands-on with surgical robots
October 8 The Caledonia Argus
Let the Lego games begin
October 7 Education World
Team R Factor
October 7 Electronic Products
FIRST high-schoolers will get new tools for competitions 
October 7
Rocket Boys Festival encourages kids’ interest in science
October 6
4-H Week: 4-H is More than Animals
October 4 KYTX CBS 19
Brook Hill students help firefighters before fire prevention week 
October 3 M Live
Robotics: The only high school sport where every kid can go pro
October 2
Rockwell Automation Launches Video Contest for FIRST Teams
October 1 NBC Sports
Robotics rivalry on tap between Kimball, Newgarden

September 2013

Sept. 30 St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis lands the FIRST Robotics championships, again
Sept. 28 smartplanet
How to start a STEM program for 6-year-olds? Try LEGOs
Sept. 27 Plant Services
Company receives Achieving Excellence Together Award for inspiring students in engineering and robotics
Sept. 27 The Brookhill School
BH Builders Sponsor Water and Gatorade Drive
Sept. 26 Robohub
Getting into the driver’s seat: Girls of Steel tell us how they got hooked on robotics
Sept. 26 The Globe and Mail
The sexes: A classroom of their own, or better to share?
Sept. 25 Baltimore Fish Bowl
FIRST robotics competition gives high schoolers a taste of technology
Sept. 23 Cisco
Generation Now@Cisco: Twin Sisters Use Engineering Prowess to Win at School and Office
Sept. 20 Baltimore Fish Bowl
Event of the Day: Battle O’ Baltimore Robotics Competition — The “Super Bowl of Smarts”
Sept. 20 Pincher Creek Voice
Lego League season begins
Sept. 20 The Satellite
Students tune up their tech skills for robotics challenge
Sept. 18 Process Online
Robotics comes FIRST for Rockwell Automation
Sept. 17 Home Town Life
Scout earns his wings with Lego project
Sept. 17 abc 27 HD WTXL
Georgia middle school students visit WTXL station
Sept. 16 Newsmagazine Network
FIRST Robotics team members seek to inspire a love of science, technology
Sept. 12 Living Lake Country
Building better bots for FTC Block Party
Sept. 11 Delaware County News Network
GV Robo Engineers Meet With Barrar
Sept. 10 Market Watch
Dean Kamen Invites More Than 30,000 Students Around the World to the FIRST(R) Tech Challenge "FTC(R) BLOCK PARTY!(SM)"
Sept. 10 KSDK
Girl Scouts robotics program receives Monsanto grant
Sept. 6 Hometown News
FPL helps Florida teachers educate next generation of science leaders
Sept. 6 Examiner-Enterprise
TCTC robotics team to be featured on national television

August 2013

August 31 eMissourian
High School Girls, There’s A STEM in Your Future
August 29 NTV/abc
Interesting Youth in STEM through Robotics at the Nebraska State Fair
August 27 StatesmanJournal
Robotics team raises $2,500 via dessert, auction
August 27 MCADCafe
Inventor Dean Kamen Asks 230,000 Children Worldwide to Devise Innovative Solutions to Keep People and Property Safe Before, During, and After a Natural Disaster
August 23 CNET
Tough all-terrain wheelchair takes user off-road
August 23 Equipment World
GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build, battle robots to build interest in STEM careers (VIDEO)
August 20 Green Technology News
$3,000,000 in State of Michigan Education Grants Supported by New Mentoring Program from Grandville High School RoboDawgs
August 20 POPSCI
A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time
August 19 Fast Company
Your "Maker" Hobby Can Now Help Get You Into MIT
August 19 Huffington Post
Nurturing a STEM Sisterhood
August 19 The Eagle
Lego robot kits not just a kids toy
August 17 The Pasadena Citizen
College’s new robotics lab opens doors to innovation, exploration
August 16 MarketWatch
FIRST(R) and 3M Showcase the Excitement of Science and Engineering on the NASCAR Track with Sprint Cup Series Driver Greg Biffle
August 16 CNN
Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics
August 15 4-Traders
August 15 The Portland Tribune
STEM academy envisioned for Uplands
August 13 Electronic Products
FIRST member creates low-cost prosthetic leg
August 12 Contra Costa Times
Barnidge: Youth Tech Summit introduces young minds to new opportunities
August 11 The Journal
Robotics find a place in the youth fair
August 8 The Times
Tigard students talk shop
August 6 Studio 10 TV
Time to Make the Robots!
August 5 The Saratogian
Congressman Tonko visits local Robotics Club as he introduces new act
August 5 TMCnet
Robotics Fans And Extreme Play Seekers, Mark Your Calendars! LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Hits Shelves On September 1st
August 5 The Herald Dispatch
ACTC to host FIRST LEGO tournament
August 5 The Telegraph
Robot camp draws kids from all over

July 2013

July 31
Our View: Freeport robotics team to display its smarts, skills
July 31 The Columbia Journalist
Student engineers show off robotic chops
July 27 Rockford Register Star
Our View: Cool robots, smart kids coming to Rock Valley College
July 25 TMC Net
Auburn camp hones robot skills
July 24 Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Mumbai’s Robo-wizards!
July 23 Deccan Herald
Capital kids win robo war
July 19 STL Today
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois receive $20,000 grant
July 19
3, 2, 1, Lego!: Robotics teams put creations to the test
July 18 The Press Enterprise
CORONA: Students get head start on robotics
July 16 South Jersey Times
Robotics club kids clean up roadway in Swedesboro
July 14 E! online Award-Winning Musician, Political Activist, Pop Innovator and More!
July 13 Live well Nebraska
9 Bluffs middle school girls (aka the Nerd Herd) invent award-winning device to aid disabled
July 12 ieee-usa today's engineer
Robots Galore
July 11 Green Technology World
BASF supports STEM education with $5,000 donation to Ascension Parish's High School Robotics Team
July 10 Adventist News
Robotics Group Instills Science Skills
July 10 Houston County News
Not just toys anymore
July 9 CBS Detroit
Student-Made Robot To Deliver First Pitch
July 9 ABS CBN News
PH robotics team wins in FIRST Lego League in Sydney
July 6 Lake County News-Sun
Robotics contest gets kids excited about science
July 5 World News Australia
Kids descend on Sydney for robotics championships  
July 5 The Garden City News
GCRL’s ballistic builders speak at Adelphi

June 2013

June 29 FOX 5 KVVU-TV
Grandville RoboDawgs Set New Altitude Record for the Team's DawgTags
June 27 Bangor Daily News
New robotics institute ‘a big deal’ for Maine
June 27 Florida Weekly
Robotics Competition: Flying into the 21st Century
June 27 The Palm Beach Post
Disc-tossing robots impress at FPL robotics showcase in Juno Beach
June 26 GM FastLane
GM STEM Program Supports Future Robotics Engineers
June 25 BayToday
Stanley Cup for the mind coming to the Bay
June 25 Mainebiz
Youth robotics programs get a boost
Robotics? Smarter in the Philippines!
June 21 Huffington Post
How An After School Program Helped Me Become A Woman In Tech
June 20 The Alternative Press
Robotics Programs Inspire Children with Special Needs
June 20 Union Leader
Inventioneers start own firm
June 19 Press Release Point
Brian Roberts Named to Top 100 CEO leaders in STEM
June 19 ThisWeek Community News
Connect a Million Minds Invitational
June 18 CBS News
Kid Inventors Win $20,000 Prize for Creating Device to Help Seniors Pick Up Small Objects
June 18 MyStateLine
Rockford Narwhals Get 2nd Place in Global Competition
June 15 Illinois Review
Rockford Christian School part of Global Innovation Award Ceremony
June 14 The Bay Net News
School board honors robotics team
June 13 The Wall Street Journal
FIRST Welcomes Six New Members to Dynamic Board of Directors
June 13 Aiken Standard
Sponsorship allows students to build clever, complex robots
June 13
NSWC Carderock Division's LEGO Robotics Competition
June 12 iStockAnalyst
FIRST to Announce Global Innovation Award Winners
June 12 The Coast News
Chamber names Grauer teacher of year
June 10
FIRST and IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball Team Up to Encourage Kids to Pursue STEM Careers
June 9 The Messenger
Rolling out the robots
June 7 Syosset Jericho Tribune
Jericho Students Win FIRST LEGO League Championship
June 5 The Doctor Weighs In
Invention is the Talent of Youth, As Judgement is of Age
June 5 CNN iReport
Students From Around the World Compete at the 2013 FIRST Championship
June 5 PRWeb
Lee's Summit High School ‘Team Driven’ 1730 Robotics Team Presents ‘The Pizza Box’ to Sioux Chief Executive Team
June 4 The Herald-Star
Area teams fare well at 4-H Cloverbot Challenge
June 4 Livingston Patch
Exit 5 Robotics Wins 2nd Place Award at 2013 North American FLL Finals
June 4 News Telegram
Lancaster middle school team’s Smart Goggles lauded
June 4 Arizona State University News
Arizona FIRST LEGO League teams shine in international competitions
June 3 Consumer Electronics Daily News
FIRST Merit Scholarships Awarded
June 2 News MSN Canada
Students LEGO their imagination
June 1 WCFCourier
Bomb bot big hit with Carver students

May 2013

May 31 PRWeb
Grandville High School Robotics Team Awards 2013 Varsity Letters
May 31 Star Local News
Plano students are North American robotics champions
May 30 M LIVE
Randels Elementary School FIRST LEGO League team, United Way of Genesee County pledge $5,000 in relief efforts for tornado victims in Flint and Oklahoma
May 29 Pipestone County Star
Edgerton Public to pursue Robotics team
May 29 Circleville Today
LE BOTS bring home national award
May 28 Business Wire
NRG Energy Contributes $123,000 to FIRST for Robotics Competition Sponsorships
May 28 The Lake Today
Camdenton’s FIRST Robotics sees successful accolades
May 25 The Vinton Messenger
Roanoke County Schools named top digital school system in national survey
May 23 The Los Alamos Monitor
Science competition earns trip to White House
May 22 Memphis Daily News
Strategic Science - Robotics competition makes technology priority for high school students
May 22 The Herald-News A Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Multi-faceted learning - Joliet Cyborgs learn from robotics program, competition
May 22 MI NBC News
Local students to help Oklahoma tornado victims
May 21 My San Antonio
Keystone students, senior citizens collaborate on invention
May 21 Denver Forum
Working with Mayo on device to benefit elderly
May 21 The Windsor Star
Chrysler hosts robotics teams
May 20 Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Robotics team reaches out to community
May 20 Northwest Indiana Times
YOUNG VOICES: FIRST program builds more than just robots
May 19 Duluth News Tribune
First-year robotics students advance to world competition
May 17 Hazelwood Patch
Shrapnel Sergeants Give Good Fight at FIRST Robotics World Championship
May 14 New Haven Register
New Haven high school squad wins Connecticut robotics championship
May 14 ABC4 News Utah
Utah kids invent 'Fanny Pack Airbag'
May 14 The Hindu
In a league of their own
May 13 Boston City Biz List
FIRST Appoints Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors
May 13 Quad City Times
Getting fired up about STEM
May 10 Portland Tribune
Surviving against long odds, robotics team celebrates 10th anniversary
May 10
Local robotics team recognized at FIRST World Championship
May 9 IEEE-USA Today's Engineer
What Makes a Good STEM Mentor?
May 9 Modern Machine Shop
FIRST Championship Draws Thousands
May 8
PTC Continues Commitment To STEM Leadership And A Future Qualified Work Force
May 7 TechOnline
India NI technology partners with FIRST
May 7 India New England
Robotics team wins honors at FIRST World Championships
May 7 The Gazette Iowa
Students show off award-winning robot
May 6 Radio Iowa
Iowa high school team wins award at world robotics competition
May 6 WSLS 10
Local robotics team competes at world championship, rubs elbows with
May 6 Des Moines Register
Video: Valley students, robots enliven governor’s press conference

April 2013

April 29 Geek Dad
FIRST Championship Showcases Brilliant Innovation in FIRST LEGO League
April 29 USA Today
Flying disc-throwing robots teach kids tech
April 29 Electronics For You Times
National Instruments Technology Partnership With FIRST Puts Real-World Engineering Tools in Student Hands
April 29 TMJ 4
Mequon students meet Will I Am while building with Legos
April 28 St. Louis Dispatch
World robotics champs crowned at Edward Jones Dome 
April 28 The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Judging FIRST
April 28 The Oakland Press
Robotics event breeds geniuses - OUR OPINION
April 28 TMCnet
WPI Selected by FIRST to Create Control System Software
April 27 Forbes
Robots in Saint Louis
April 26 SC Times
Letter: Don't cut STEM-based electives from high school
April 26 SPI World News
Monster Collaborates with Dean Kamen and FIRST to Bring the Gift of Music to This Year’s FIRST Dean’s List Winners, Providing Each Student with Specially Designed “Monster DNA™” Headphones
April 26 4-traders
National Instruments Corp : National Instruments Technology Partnership With FIRST Puts Real-World Engineering Tools in Student Hands
April 26 Wireless Business
Technology At the FIRST Robotics finals in St. Louis
April 26 TMCnet Tech
Valley Robot Rumble Brings High School Teams to TEC-SMART for a Robot Exhibition in May Event Presented by Time Warner Cable
April 25 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Engineering and tech jobs are the real prize of St. Louis robotics competition
April 24 KSDK
30,000 in town for 2013 FIRST Robotics World Championship
April 23 TV Eyes
FIRST Robotics
April 22 Corporation for National & Community Service
President Obama Announces STEM AmeriCorps to Inspire Young People's Interest in Science and Technology
April 22 New York Times
A Presidential Pat for Young Scientists
April 21 Richmond Times-Dispatch
High hopes for young Virginians in national robotics contest
April 12 The Rivard Report
The Randomists: Inventors, Robot Engineers, Seventh Graders
April 11 WGAL News 8
Students design, build robot in 6 weeks for competition
April 9 Internet Evolution
Building Robotics Through Worldwide Collaboration
April 9 USA Today
March Machine Madness: Robots duke it out in San Jose
April 8 Baxter Bulletin
Bomb Squad captures Judges Award
April 8 Time
FIRST Robotics Competition: Students Teaching Robots, and Vice Versa
April 4 Electronic Products Z
A FIRST for all kids
April 3 Michigan NBC News
WOW! Frisbee flies in NBC 25 Newsroom
April 2 Information Week Education
Robotics Competition: Tomorrow's Tech Talent Has Game
April 1 North Country Now
Clarkson students bond with Japanese students over robotics

March 2013

Mar. 29 Geek Wire
These kids and their frisbee-flinging robots are preparing to conquer the world
Mar. 27 Wired
Former FIRST LEGO League Team Takes Idea From Prototype, To White House, To Shark Tank
Mar. 27
Students snap their best inventions in place with Legos
Mar. 26
Robotics Wire Team CHAOS makes finals, loses by a hair
Mar. 26 The Press Enterprise
San Bernadino: University to host 50 robotics teams
Mar. 25 IT World
Students compete in robot-Frisbee-flinging battle
Mar. 25 MPN
Showing and sharing, Lego-style
Mar. 25 Providence Daily Dose
Tech Talk — AS220 Labs And Girl Power
Mar. 25 Daily Record
Robots rumble
Mar. 25 The Gleaner
Jamaica College wins Inspire award at robotics competition
Mar. 24 Chesterfield Patch
What Does It Take to Make a Championship Robot
Mar. 24 Jamaica Observer
Jamaica College wins Inspire Award at Int’l Robotics Competition
Mar. 23 Swampscott Patch
Robotics: A Varsity Sport for the Mind
Mar. 22 Robotics Wire
Robots and their teen designers take on the Ultimate Ascent at the Hershey Centre March 29 and 30
Mar. 22 Hometown News
Local robotics teams turn tragedy into triumph
Mar. 22 NBC News Education
Nation FIRST Robotics Competition Begins in Irving
Mar. 22 WBIR 10
FIRST Robotics Competition' sparks creativity in students
Mar. 21 Qualcomm Spark
Robotics: The Next Big Team Sport?
Mar. 21 The Salt Lake Tribune
Robot warriors compete in FIRST event in Utah
Mar. 22 CBS Boston
Robotics Competition Underway At Boston University
Mar. 19 Experts Column
The FIRST LEGO League at Pace University
Mar. 19 Utah Pulse
Robots are Invading Salt Lake!
Mar. 18 National Robotics Week Press Release
National Robotics Week 2013 and NASA to Take STEM Out of This World
Mar. 18 District Administration
High Schoolers Gain Skills from Robotics Competition
Mar. 18 MCADCafe
Mouser Electronics Gears Up as Major Sponsor of FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Dallas
Mar. 18 Grand Valley State University
Science Olympiad and FIRST Robotics held together
Mar. 14 LI
Local tots build winning 'bots
Mar. 13
Kinston family competes in Raleigh robotic event this weekend
Mar. 13 Finance
AZ FIRST Announces Go Daddy Sponsorship of FIRST Robotics Competition 2013 Arizona Regional Robotics Competition
Mar. 13 Voice of San
How Engineering Can Up Its Cool Factor for StudentsVoice of San Diego
Mar. 13 Pine Island
State championship a learning experience for Pine Island Crew
Mar. 13 Casper Journal
Robotics championship in Casper
Mar. 13
Public invited to 4-H Science Regional Robotics Challenge in Elmhurst
Mar. 7 My Central
The Hillsborough High School Team 75 RoboRaiders unveils its latest technological design
Mar. 5
Tuxedo Pandas robotics team qualifies for worlds competition in April
Mar. 4 Journal
Battle of the Bots Tech challenge plays out at CHS
Mar. 4 Before Its
SBPLI Celebrates “Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
Mar. 3
Students compete in FIRST Robotics Competition in Lubbock
Mar. 2 Richmond Times-Dispatch (AP)
Students get their geek on at annual robotics battle
Mar. 2
Manchester Hosts FIRST Robotics Regional Competition
Mar. 2 Michigan
Robots, students fly Frisbees at FIRST Robotics competition at Kettering University
Mar. 2 Richmond Times-Dispatch (AP)
Robot driver draws from his experience with a wheelchair
Mar. 1 The Asheville Citizen-Times(AP)
Asheville man 25 years retired & 'just getting started'

February 2013

Feb. 28 Hour Detroit
Getting Girls Hooked on STEM Careers
Feb. 27 The Katy News
CRHS Robotics Team 624 ("CRyptonite") Invited by ExxonMobil Chemical Company to Represent FIRST Robotics at an Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day event
Feb. 26 InventorSpot
You Go, Girl! - Girl Scouts Design Affordable Prosthetic
Feb. 26 Community Idea Stations
“Mad Skills” at the Controls: Stafford Teen Leads Team to State Robotics Championship
Feb. 25 Lockheed Martin
Robario Kart: A Speed Boost for STEM Education
Feb. 23 - Bronx
Connect A Million Minds: Harlem Team Prepares For Robotics Competition
Feb. 22 Vermont Business Magazine
FIRST and UVM partner to bring robot builders from Michigan, Mass and VT
Feb. 22
Cox Charities Virginia Awards $145,000 to 15 Non-Profits Supporting Youth and Education Initiatives
Feb. 22
Grant awarded to all-girls robotics team
Feb. 21 WSMV Channel 4
Brains Meet Mechanical Brawn: Thousands of students and their custom-built robots to compete at the 13th Annual New York City (NYC) FIRST Celebration
Feb. 21 Hillsborough Beacon
HILLSBOROUGH: Give varsity team letters for robotics, parent says
Feb. 20
How to fill critical engineering jobs
Feb. 19 Weatherford Democrat
Picture Perfect
Feb. 19 Stamford Advocate
SPOTLIGHT: Home-schooled students build robots
Feb. 12 The University News
UMKC hosts regional robotics competition
Feb. 11 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington robotics team visits Lincoln Laboratory
Feb. 11 GeekWire
World championship-bound robotics team learns life skills by designing and programing world-class robots
Feb. 11 InfoTECH Spotlight - TMCnet
FIRST Robotics "Duel in the Desert"
Feb. 11
Seacoast group shares love of robots
Feb. 9 CBS Sacramento
Teens Compete In Robot Lego Contest To Help Seniors
Feb. 8 Huffington Post
Bill Clinton Transforms LA
Feb. 3 The Kansas City Star
Teens learn science and teamwork at KC robotics competition
Feb. 2 WDAY
Hundreds of students design robots to help senior citizens
Feb. 1 Portland Tribune
Robotics team honors mentors
Feb. 1 Electronic Products Magazine
More about the FIRST programs for young people

January 2013

Jan. 30
Triplets start robotic team at school
Jan. 27 Farmington Patch
Farmington Hosts Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo
Jan. 27 AZoRobotics
Huntington Ingalls Awards STEM Grants for Robotics Research
Jan. 27 Robotics Technology
Students put robots through their paces
Jan. 27 Star Tribune
Robotics on a roll in Minnesota schools
Jan. 26
Iowa’s STEM programs are growing
Jan. 25 WETM 18 Online
Buildings Robots, Solving Real World Problems
Jan. 25 Laboratory Equipment
Team Builds Robots to Help Elderly
Jan. 24 MyFOXChattanooga
Mentoring Champion Fattah Addresses 2013 National Mentoring Summit
Jan. 23 Huffington Post
STEM Education's National Moment
Jan. 22 Robotics Technology
Booz Allen Launches "Time to Inspire" Mentoring Initiative with Celebration for Anacostia High School's FIRST Robotics Team
Jan. 21 Oregon Live Blogs
Robo Girls: Building the Future of Engineering
Jan. 18 TechZone
Mamma Mia! Real Life Mario Kart Crosses Finish Line Thanks to RFID
Jan. 17 Nashua Telegraph
Students, teachers say FIRST provides a taste of the real world
Jan. 17 Techworld
Robots to feature at Sydney's Big Day Out
Jan. 16 The Chronicle
Robotics tournament comes to St. Helens
Jan. 16 Ideastream
Team of Young Inventors Captures Attention of Reebok
Jan. 15
Robotics teams help senior citizens
Jan. 15 U.S. Army
FIRST LEGO League Challenge held at Army Test and Evaluation Command
Jan. 10 Good
Want to Get Kids Excited About STEM? Let Them Build Robots
Jan. 9 The Des Moines Register
Iowa View: STEM classes are incubators for Iowa's future innovators
Jan. 9 InfoTECH Spotlight
Techie Tweens head to state competition
Jan. 9 Sentinel & Enterprise
They're ready for robots at Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Jan. 9 Robotics Technology
Robotics team to kick-off season
Jan. 9 Pharos-Tribune
Logansport HS forms robotics team with NASA grant
Jan. 9 Electronic Products Magazine
More about the FIRST programs for young people
Jan. 9 Forbes
The Return Trip Advantage: A CEO's Perspective of Doing Well By Doing Good
Jan. 8 Wired
Tower-Climbing, Frisbee-Tossing Robots Kick Off 2013 FIRST Competition
Jan. 7 Wired - Geek Dad
2013 FIRST Competition to Feature Teams of Climbing Robots
Jan. 6 Standard-Examiner
Kids dress silly for robotics battle, helping elderly
Jan. 6 Technology News
Teens rise early for robotics challenge, giving disc golf a fling
Jan. 6 NY1
Connect A Million Minds: Young Tinkerers Ponder How Robots Can Become Discus Players
Jan. 5 New Hampshire Union Leader
FIRST challenge unveiled - and it's a tough one
Jan. 5 Technology News
Hoover Middle School team to provide computer tutorials for senior citizens
Jan. 4 ABC 12 - WJRT
NASA Kicks Off 2013 FIRST Robotics Season With Live Broadcast Jan. 5
Jan. 4 MarketWatch - The Wall Street Journal
The Chrysler Foundation Powers Up 2013 FIRST Robotics Season; Awards $181,000 to Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada Teams
Jan. 3 Easton Journal - Wicked Local
Award-winning Easton LEGO team starts pet care program
Jan. 3 Tech Hive
FIRST Lego League is perfect for kids who love robotics, Lego, friendly competition

December 2012

Dec. 27 SpaceRef
The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off Saturday, Jan. 5
Dec. 20 Northeast Cobb Patch
Faith 'Roboeagles' Start Fitness Trend
Dec. 19
Billings all-girl robotics team prepares for state tournament
Dec. 18 Arizona State University
Lessons in life skills – and fun – at heart of Arizona FIRST LEGO League program
Dec. 17 Brush News-Tribune
Beetdiggers 4-H receives $5,000 NASA grant
Dec. 12 Global Gazette
Mason City high schoolers put classwork to use with robot project
Dec. 8 KGO-TV ABC-7
SparkFun Inventor's Kits Part of Vermont Statewide Education Grant
Dec. 6 Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley FLL, and Time Warner Cable Set To Host FIRST LEGO® League Robotics Tournament for Local Elementary and Middle Schools
Dec. 5 NBC News: Education Nation
Students Take Lego Robot Invention to State Competition
Dec. 3 East Valley Tribune
Popovich: Girls need to be shown the path to success through STEM education

November 2012

Nov. 30
After two decades, Dean Kamen, the mascot of invention, is still touting educational sports
Nov. 29 Hearst Electronic Products Magazine
You need to know about FIRST
Nov. 27 The Huffington Post
A Guide To Tech Charities On Giving Tuesday
Nov. 26 Robotics Technology
High School Robotics Team, the W.A.R.Lords Receives Sponsorship from
Nov. 26
School Spotlight: Still in high school, science researcher excels
Nov. 26 Bemidji Pioneer
Teen entrepreneur
Nov. 24 Technology News - TMCnet
CU-Boulder boosts girls' STEM opportunities
Nov. 23 The Santa Barbara Independent
Local Team Wins Robotics Tournament
Nov. 7 Michigan State University
MSU Hosts Regional Robotics Competition for Elementary and Middle School Students
Nov. 6 Newsroom America
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Sponsors Robotics Competition
Nov. 6 WISH TV
Students invent portable car stairs for elderly
Nov. 6 PR Web
Gates Belts to Power 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition

October 2012

Oct. 25 Robotics Wire
FIRST Expands Annual Robotics Championship in St. Louis Through 2014
Oct. 24 Presentation Master
Northrop Grumman Panelists Discuss the Next Wave of Technology at WBT Innovation Marketplace
Oct. 24 The Holland Sentinel
Zeeland Robotics Invitational gives participants a career head start
Oct. 24 The Whig Standard
Building something special
Oct. 24 Robotics Technology
FIRST Expands Annual Robotics Championship in St. Louis Through 2014
Oct. 24 The Holland Sentinel
Zeeland Robotics Invitational gives participants a career head start
Oct. 24 The Whig Standard   
Building something special
Oct.17 Electronic Engineering Journal
Renesas Electronics America Supports FIRST To Inspire a New Generation of Engineers
Oct. 17 Education News
Are Legos the Answer to America’s STEM Problem?
Oct. 15 Young Hollywood producing star-studded science show
Oct. 9
Got Engineers, America? Have Your Kids Study Lego Bricks in School!
Oct. 8
AF, ISA and FIRST continue partnership

September 2012

Sept. 25 Scientific America
Coke Teams Up with Segway Inventor to Roll Out Clean Water Project
Sept. 24 Wisconsin State Journal
School Spotlight: Science team's design for new lunch box picked up by Lands' End
Sept. 24 US News & World Report
U.S. News STEM Conference Links Education and Jobs
Sept. 21 Wired - GeekDad
An Evening at the FIRST LEGO League
Sept. 21 Money
“Senior Solutions”: Teams Across Ontario Come Together To Celebrate And Learn
Sept. 20
Maine Companies Partner to Support the Inaugural “Pine Tree Regional” FIRST Robotics Competition
Sept. 13 Barrons
Dean Kamen Encourages More Than 25,000 Students Around The World to RING IT UP! For The 2012-2013 FIRST Tech Challenge Game
Sept. 12 Robotics Wire
Iowa Teams with FIRST for Legislation to Promote Student STEM Learning
Sept. 11 The Business Journals
Texas Instruments Foundation recognizes 12 local teachers for innovative science, math teaching
Sept. 8 Gazette
Branstad, Reynolds stump for STEM at FIRST Kickoff
Sept. 6 Idea Stations
Don’t Be Fooled By Appearances: These Guys Know That Science Matters
Sept. 5 Bloomberg Businessweek
Dean Kamen to be Keynoter at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012
Sept. 5 Good
Don't Hate He's STEM's Biggest Champ

August 2012

Aug. 29 TC Palm News
Rousing reception greets Martin County SPAM robotics team
Aug. 29 US Army
Robotics: Students continue to explore science, math, technology during summer vacation
Aug. 29 Science Friday
Smart Milk Jug, Invented by Sixth Graders
Aug. 28 TC Palm News
Martin County robotics team earns world champion title
Aug. 22 Wired
Robo-Pitcher Throwing in Detroit Has 100 MPH Fastball
Aug. Learning and Leading with Technology (ISTE)
A Day at FIRST LEGO League
Aug. 11 The Star News
Robots bridge gaps between young and old
Aug. 10 PR Newswire
Congressman Fattah's Week in Science: Mars Landing with NASA, Robotics in Philadelphia 

July 2012

July 30
FIRST Received Innovation Generation Grant
July 30 Bloomberg
Dean Kamen Interview: Sports Can Set Example for Teaching
Dean Kamen Interview: Keeping America Competitive (footage begins at 28:30)
July 30
Playing With Lego Mindstorms at FIRST Place Robotics Camp
July 27 WABC New York - Channel 7
Kid inventors help improve food safety
July 25 West Deptford Patch
Lego Robot Project Puts Kids in Touch with Seniors
July 23 The Huffington Post
TechScape: Dean Kamen & FIRST ... Perhaps His Greatest Invention
July 6
The GeekMoms Podcast #25 First Lego League Global Innovation Award Winners Interview
July Via Satellite Magazine
Commercial Growth Fueling U.S. Satellite Industry Employment

June 2012

June Media Planet
STEM Education: Pathways to Opportunity
June 29
Meet The Energy-Saving Gadgets Of The Future 
June 29 Science Friday
Smart Milk Jug, Invented by Sixth Graders
June 28 U.S. News and World Report
Abdul-Jabbar: More Opportunities to Turn Pro in Science Than in the NBA
June 21 USA
Want Some Venture Capital Money With That Middle School Diploma?
June 21
2nd Annual FIRST Lego League Global Innovation Award Turns Ideas Into Reality 
June 20 New York Daily News
Got (a great invention for) milk?
June 19 The Herald
Robotic Revolution take home top prize in innovation
June 19 Barron's
REMINDER/Inventor Dean Kamen to Unveil Youth Invention Award Winners
June 18 U.S. News Weekly
Dean Kamen Commentary: Is the U.S. Doomed to Lose Its Innovative Spirit?
June 13 ABC 5 WOI-DT News
"Flying Monkeys" Take Off to Brazil
June 11 Product Design & Development
Going Beyond FIRST – Growing the STEM Community
June 4 Washington
This is how you make kids love math
June 1 ABC
Black Eyed Peas' Says He Had 'Thickest Mexican Accent' Growing Up 

May 2012

May 22 Discovery
Kids use kinect for robot competition
May 18 The Huffington Post
'Hippie Pandas,' Teen Girl Science Group, Wows At FIRST 2012 Championships
May 18 Robotics Trends
Robots Compete in Big Weekend Tournament
May 17 The Bridgespan Group
How FIRST Refined Its Theory of Change to Improve Measurement
May 16 The Boston Globe
N.H. sets goal for more high-tech graduates
May 13 - Geek Dad
Girls Impress FIRST Championship With Project That Could Save Lives (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)
May 13 The Daily Progress
STEM in action
May 10 WQOW TV
Teradata Awards FIRST College Scholarship
May 9 IEEE - USA Today's Engineer
Girls Encouraged to Pursue STEM Careers
May 9 Huffington Post
North Brunswick High School Creates Robot That Can Play Basketball
May 8 GOOD
With Help From, a Teenager's Invention Could Save Infants' Lives
May 7 Wired - Geek Dad
The 2012 FIRST Championship Gives Hope for STEM Education
May 4 Direct2Dell
Supporting youth through the FIRST World Robotics Championships
May 3 Washington State University News
Robot competition inspires next generation of innovators
May 3 The Daily News
Athlete with arthritis finds new way to dream
May 2 110 Sports Podcast with Victor and Matt
Episode 153: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
May 1 NY 1 - Manhattan
Young Inventors Pitch Their Neat Ideas In Time Warner Cable Contest
May 1 Product Design and Development
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic… Where’s the Engineering?
May 1 USA Today
Robot competition readies teens for tech careers

April 2012

April 29
Robotics competitors celebrate intellect, hard work
April 27 (Disney News) Volunteers To Support FIRST Robotics
April 27 KPLR 11 St. Louis
Area Students Compete In Robotics Competition At The Dome
April 27
Robotics championship draws best of best to St. Louis
April 27
Editorial: The future comes FIRST at America's Center
April 27 PR Newswire
Rep. Fattah Announces Historic National STEM Education Agreement
April 26 St. Louis
FIRST Robotics Championship
April 19
Meet PDBot, the first generation of police robots made by high school students
April 17
Robots Rule as Competition Season Heats Up
April 15 ABC News - WLS-TV Chicago, IL
Let's ''Moove:'' First Lego League
April 9 Central Jersey Sun News
Robbinsville High robotics team has a job for everyone
April 9
More than just a contest at robotics competition
April 9
Segway inventor wants young minds to get in the game
April 5 The Island now - Great Neck
GN South robotics team an ‘inspiration’
April 5 WSMV - TV - Nashville
Siemens Makes Educational Investment in FIRST

March 2012

March 26
Students' Basketball-Playing Robots Face Off at Rebound Rumble 
March 20
Teams from U.S., Mexico, Canada and Turkey to Participate in Boston`s Largest Student Robotics Competition
March 20
‘Joe’ shows off throwing arm for legislators
March 17
Rebound Rumble": Canada’s Largest High School Robotics Competition
March 17
Hoops the hard way: Competition pits local teams in a robotic game of basketball
March 16
Inventor Dean Kamen at SXSW: Reigniting a Culture of Experimentation and Entrepreneurship 
March 15
Robotics competition draws 1000s
March 15
March Madness: robot style
March 6
Teen robot-makers take “bowled-over” challenge at OMSI
March 6
"Rebound Rumble": Canada's Largest High School Robotics Competition
March 5
Some Like it 'Bot
March 3
Gifted students participate in robotics program
March 3
Danger!! This blog may make you cry
March 3
Students vie to put science FIRST
March 2
A Modest Proposal for STEM Education
March 1 Electronics Design Strategy News
Engineering the next generation of STEM
Industry participants, reacting to the so-called engineering crisis, are doing what they can to foster science, technology, engineering, and math talent and encourage more students to pursue engineering careers.

February 2012

Feb. 28
It Was a Good Day to be a Geek
Feb. 28
Robot is ready for 'Rebound Rumble'
Feb. 21
Time Warner Cable Teams Up with Black Eyed Peas Frontman,, to Launch Wouldn't It Be Cool If...
Feb. 20
Students prepare for Robotics Competitions
Feb. 16 Forbes
The Next Jeremy Lin Might Be A Robot
Feb. 6 InfoTech Spotlight (
President Obama to Host White House Science Fair
Feb. 6
Robots scrimmage at Elon

January 2012

Jan. 31
Legos teach building blocks of safe snacking
Jan. 30 State Press Magazine
Robots Rising
Jan. 29
Young innovators tap into brain power
Jan. 29
Robotics: A varsity sport for the mind
Jan. 26
Robotics competition comes to USF Poly
Jan. 25
Plano/Richardson team XS NRG wins 1st place at FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament
Jan. 25 Johnson City
‘Mind Athletes’ prepare for ‘Rumble’
Jan. 24
Building blocks of science
Jan. 22
Jason and the Argonauts: a robotics dream team
Jan. 22
'A varsity sport for the mind'
Jan. 20 6 NBC
High School Building Basketball-Dunking Robot For Competition
Jan. 19 Dallas Observer - Blogs
Kids Make LEGO Robots, Solve the World's Problems
Jan. 19 ieee spectrum
CES 2012: Dean Kamen Urges Innovators to Pass it Forward
Jan. 18
Bring your own 'bot spot
Jan. 18
Girls and robots go together
Jan. 18
Real-world robotics
Jan. 17 Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper has game -- like, literally
Jan. 16 Village.netGamer
Federal Government Invests In First Robotics
Jan. 15
Tech firms take notice of Arlington students' robotic creations
Jan. 13
Wall-to-Wall Robots at NYU-Poly as 400 Brooklyn Students Compete in FIRST Games
Jan. 12
Lego teams play with their food
Robots demonstrate safe food handling, engineering using reusable bag
Jan. 10
Teenagers excited about science thanks to robot competition
Jan. 8
Only in Print: All eyes on NH for FIRST
Jan. 8
Rebound Rumble pushes robotics development with and Bill Clinton
Jan. 8
High School Teams Welcome A Slam-Dunk FIRST Robotics Competition
Jan. 7
Robotics competition shows students engineering science 'not just for nerds'
Jan. 7 D'Technology Weblog
Competition Kick Off, Teams to Use Kinect for Windows SDK to Control Robots
Jan. 8
Stephen Colbert Greets "Future Techno-Overlords" At The 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition 
Jan. 5
Stephen Colbert to Appear at FIRST Robotics Competition

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