As you all already know, FIRST’s aim is to make STEM education accessible for young people and teach them the importance of both technical and non-technical skills. Each year more and more people focus on empowering this type of education all around the globe. To reward these people, FIRST organized its third annual FIRST Inspires Gala and honored the people who had initiatives in STEM education.
This year, the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, was awarded with the ”Make it Loud” award. Mr. Obama is an active supporter of educational programs, including FIRST. Since 2009 he launched “Educate to Innovate” campaign to support hands-on STEM education programs. During his presidency, he honored FIRST students at the White House each year.
We are so honored to be a part of the FIRST community with our BRD FIRST Tech Challenge Romania program. The kids who are a part of the program are so lucky to be inspired by FIRST values and world renowned figures who support the program.