We all have recognized the importance of science and technology for society in general; however, it has become even more important as of late, where scientific and technological knowledge is implemented virtually everywhere. So, many government, public, private and other agencies are making efforts to inform the public about the nature and role of science and technology in order to help them make better decisions.
FIRST, a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen, is doing its bit in raising enthusiasm for science and technology among youngsters. In light of this, the organization has revealed appointment of new personnel in Louisiana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Alberta, Canada to grow and manage its robotics programs.
Interestingly, these new personnel willassist in the local growth of all four robotics programs that make up the FIRST Progression of Programs designed for K-12 in Louisiana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C and Alberta, Canada.
Regional Director at FIRST will also have to keep watch on local robotics events and activities, as well as develop new regional corporate partnerships and engineering mentors and coaches.
Roseann Stevens, VP of Field Operations at FIRST explained in a statement,“Our Regional Directors and Assistant Regional Directors will promote the passion and inspiration for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exploration among the youth in their communities. The FIRST Field Staff is a city, state or region’s direct link to the mission of FIRST and the catalyst for parents, schools, Mentors, and the business community to bring the advantages of FIRST to their areas. They see to it that ‘rookie’ and ‘veteran’ teams alike on area robotics teams gain the skills and confidence from a real-world, hands-on, problem-solving technical challenge working side-by-side with professional engineering mentors. These professionals help to seed the ideas to an exciting education and career path that students may not have considered or thought possible.”
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo