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2019 FIRST World Championships: Enable Recap
I Got To Meet Dr. Woodie Flowers! If you know anything about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), you’ve probably heard of Dr. Woodie Flowers. Dr. Flowers is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering from MIT. He has been a mentor for FIRST for a long time, and his contributions to the Continue...

For anyone involved in FIRST Robotics competitions, it really doesn’t take long to see the benefits for students.  In addition to building and programming robots (pretty cool in itself), they learn some pretty important science, technology, engineering and math concepts, as well as 21st Century Skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking.  FIRST is also a Continue...

Enable Education was hooked on FIRST even before our first competition season. Here was an organization and competition that expected the best of students, and really challenged them, not just technically, but in terms of their character. Volunteering locally was great, but I really wanted to help more than just one team. I had found Continue...

In 2008, when I heard that the FIRST Robotics Competition was adopting the software and hardware platform I had been working with for years, I was pretty excited.  I tracked down a local team and volunteered as a mentor, which in itself was very rewarding.  Watching a functioning machine take form in only six weeks Continue...