September 6, 2011
FIRST is an amazing program that gets high school students to bring together and share their creativity, enthusiasm, hard work, dedication, and incredible smarts to build a robot which competes with other schools around the world. In order to be successful, FIRST team's need several different types of skill sets from the students, ranging from math and engineering skills to build the robots, to business and marketing skills to fundraise and get free parts from companies. One of the best things about FIRST is they don't hold tryouts to be on the team like most high school sports. If you want to be involved and show initiative, then you're on the team! FIRST is one of the best high school programs around that prepares young minds for life after high school. FIRST is paving the way for the next generation of professionals which will one day run this country.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
being part of our companies sponsorship program which provides free parts to FIRST teams and awards 6 scholarships for highschool seniors who are planning on attending college.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I don't know what could be chaged to make this program any better than it already is.
Donor & Mechanical Engineer.