FIRST is committed to helping bridge the gender gap in STEM fields. They recently created a video featuring some of the young girls participating in the competition:
Did you know:
- Young women who have participated in FIRST competitions are four times more likely to go on to studies in science and engineering.
- Participants are ten times as likely to have an internship with a company
- Participants are significantly more likely to attend college
- Participants are three times as likely to major in science and engineering
You and your kids (boys or girls) can get involved too. You can join or start a team in your area, and even sponsor a team. To find out more about the competition you can go to www.usfirst.org