For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
FIRST Robotics – Engineers in the making
How can you tell if someone is really interested in engineering? Why not check them out at a FIRST Robotics competition? With the support of employers, students are given a robot to “engineer” and get ready for competition. As part of their learning experience, these students must learn several key elements of business such as branding, raising capital, and team work.
When compared with the comparison group, FIRST students are:
- More than 3 times as likely to major specifically in engineering.
- Roughly 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their freshman year.
- Significantly more likely to expect to achieve a post graduate degree.
- More than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology.
- Nearly 4 times as likely to expect to pursue a career specifically in engineering.
- More than twice as likely to volunteer in their communities.
To learn more about USFirst Robotics, please visit their web site at: http://www.usfirst.org/