FIRST Funding Available

Daimler Trucks North America is providing up to $225,000 to fund FIRST programs throughout Oregon and SW Washington. FIRST programs inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Accepting applications through November 30, 2015. More information here.

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Volunteers Needed for Youth Robotics Competitions

Looking for a way to support youth in STEM? Central Oregon FIRST Tech Challenge needs volunteers to support its robotics meets. An informational session will be held in Bend, December 3rd at 2pm. Email info@highdesertmakermill.org for more information on the session or volunteer needs. Descriptions of volunteer roles can be found at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/first-tech-challenge-volunteer-opportunities. Not sure you’re ready, or what’s involved? Just want to watch the competition? Check out one of the upcoming meets: Wednesday, November 19th, 4:30pm, Redmond Proficiency Academy Wednesday, December 3rd, 4:30pm, Summit High School Sunday, December 14th, 11:00am, Mountain View High School (Central Oregon FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship AND Central Oregon…

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