Seeing robotics at work in person is a great way to end a week!
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a worldwide competition that brings together students and mentors to build robots that will compete against other teams – and it’s happening right here in Reid.
FIRST Australia (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The government, via the National Innovation and Science Agenda, is investing more than $99 million from 2016-17 to 2019-20, to inspire participation and excellence in STEM among all Australians.
It was also great to see so many girls involved in the competition, which is a great sign for STEM careers into the future!