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FIRST Robotics Grant Opportunity

FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is an international program with the stated mission to: “…inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”
The purpose of this grant is to:

Increase the number of students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related careers through participation in FIRST programs.

Elevate community involvement through mentorship and sponsorship of FIRST teams.

Increase the opportunities for students in Oregon elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to participate in FIRST programs with a focus on underserved students and rural communities.

The applications and awards for the ODE: FIRST Robotics Grant is administered by the Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program.

For more information, application deadlines and online applications, follow this link. 



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About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (110 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.