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imgKevin Ross honored as 2017 Integral Fellow - Microsoft Alumni Network
Kevin Ross honored as 2017 Integral Fellow - Microsoft Alumni Network
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A Big Win for Washington Students in STEM! (Click image for media release)
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FIRST LEGO League Jr. Ages 6-10 and Grades K-4
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FIRST Robotics Competition Ages 14-18 and Grades 9-12
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FIRST LEGO League Ages 9-14 and Grades 4-8
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FIRST Robotics Competition Ages 14-18 and Grades 9-12
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FIRST Robotics Competition - Ages 14-18 and Grades 9-12
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FIRST Tech Challenge - Ages 12-18 and Grades 7-12

Welcome to FIRST Washington

FIRST Washington supports and engages today's tech-native youth with a league of their own, inspiring them to build on their passions and preparing them to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Creating.  Theorizing.  Tinkering.  Testing.  Expanding their worlds.  Getting their hands dirty.

FIRST Washington ignites youthful minds through education, hard work, mentorship, and healthy competition.

Just as important, participants are integrated into a fun, team-based learning environment created to encourage their interests, teach the benefits of collaboration, boost self-confidence - and illuminate the exciting world of STEM study and careers.

At FIRST Washington, we sum it up this way:

What's going to be happening next in STEM is happening here.

FIRST.

Ready to make an IMPACT? 

FIRST Washington is responding to the call of our state’s STEM workforce. Your $55 donation will introduce three 7 year olds to the fantastic world of science, technology, engineering and math. Please donate today. Thank you!                            

 

 

Four Amazing Programs.  One Amazing Community

 

Professional Development

FIRST Washington was awarded a Computer Science Education iGrant by OPSI to launch a professional development (PD) program for elementary and middle school teachers to learn STEM Robotics 101 which enhances the FIRST LEGO League program and provides an approachable hands-on introduction to Computer Science (CS) and STEM for classroom teachers and students alike. These twenty-two 2-day workshops during the pilot year (April 2016 to spring 2017) were overwhelmingly popular and impactful, reaching 220+ teachers around the state.

FIRST Washington plans to build on this success by partnering with private and public donors across Washington and all 9 Educational Services Districts (ESDs) to expand this PD opportunity.

For more information or to register for an upcoming session please click here. Space is limited.

If you are interested in the CTE version of STEM Robotics 101 Intro PD (includes Frameworks, Leadership, Equivalency and career-related resources), please click here.

If your district is interested in scheduling a workshop customized specifically to your unique PD needs, please click here.

If you have received a final registration invitation please click here to pay online with a credit card.