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FIRST Robotics Competition Boosts STEM Participation For Girls

Young women participating in FIRST are four times more likely to go on to studies in science and engineering, and more likely to attend college and major in science and engineering.
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The First Championship robotics competition has released a video featuring some of the young girls participating in the competition:

Young women participating in FIRST are four times more likely to go on to studies in science and engineering, and more likely to attend college and major in science and engineering.

    Founded by Dean Kamen the event will feature more than 17,000 students from grades K-12. To find out more about the competition, visit www.usfirst.org

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