New Opportunities: August 24th, 2021

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It’s back to school, and we are…

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If you attend, let them know you are with STEM West!!

Join Girls Who Code on Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 PM EST to learn about our Clubs for 3rd-12th graders and how you can access over 120 hours of FREE coding curricula, activities, and diverse women in tech spotlights!

RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, and we’ll get you up and running with Clubs faster than you can say “Let’s close the gender gap in tech!”

Can’t make it on the 26th? Register for one of our other webinar options here, or apply now to start your free Club.

Yours in sisterhood,

The Girls Who Code Team


Opportunity for Teachers (PK-1st): FIRST LEGO Discover Grant

If you are not already on the STEM West list to receive these materials, please apply!

The FIRST LEGO league is offering a grant for PK through 1st grade teachers who serve primarily underrepresented and underserved students.

The grant consists of LEGO products and Professional Development, valued at $1431 per class pack registration:

  • Registration ($175 for 8 students)
  • Each class pack includes:
    • 8 student Engineering Notebooks
    • 1 teacher Team Meeting Guides
    • 2 Discover sets
    • 8 Discover More sets, intended to be sent home with students for families to keep
  • 2 STEAM Park Sets for every 8 students ($342 for 2 sets)
  • 1 seat at a Professional Development session for every 30 students (valued at $250 per person).

Click here for more information: https://info.firstinspires.org/hubfs/FLL_Assets/partner-blast-attachments/2021-22%20CARGO%20CONNECT/Grant%20Application%20Summary%20Discover%202021.pdf?utm_campaign=fl-partner-blast-021&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–iOBbjXRHgtup_AHkVCvGza060fNjyIIM0cKzI0Wrd0napefSijctuNZU4_xw9FVix-IL2

Click here to apply: https://equityfirst.submittable.com/submit/afef37c1-7288-4448-b20d-fdb3b07816f3/lego-foundation-first-lego-league-connections-and-discover-2021-2022

Please email FLLdiscover@firstinspires.org or FIRSTschoolengagement@firstinspires.org with any questions.


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Registration is Now Open!

FIRST North Carolina is excited to announce that FIRST team registration is now open! Click on the logos below for more information on each of the programs.

FIRST LEGO League has three devisions, Discover, Explore, and Challenge, for students from Pre-K to 8th grade. For more information about FIRST LEGO League, click here.

FIRST Tech Challenge includes grades 7-12. For more information about FIRST Tech Challenge, click here. 

FIRST Robotics Competition includes grades 9-12. For more information about FIRST Robotics Competition, click here


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