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Pete Diaz

Pete Diaz
Chief Information Officer, FIRST®

Pete Diaz is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of FIRST, the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM through hands-on, PreK-12 classroom and afterschool robotics-based STEM programs. He joined FIRST in 2022 and is responsible for innovation and operations in information technology across the organization. He brings over 25 years of technology and leadership experience with a passion for solving business problems through the application of innovative technologies and processes. As CIO he is responsible for all aspects of FIRST

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Edited 11/15/22 to reflect that US and Canada-based teams are required to have at least two adult mentors who have passed Youth Protection Screening. 

 

Safety is at the forefront of FIRST® participation. The FIRST Youth Protection Program provides all participants in FIRST programs information, guidelines, and procedures to create a safe environment for our student participants. The information

Youth-Serving STEM Education Nonprofit FIRST, a Robotics Community that Prepares Young People for the Future, along with Event Chairs Dean Kamen, will.i.am, Zem Joaquin, and Marc Hodosh, Hosts Sixth Annual FIRST Inspire Gala to Make STEM Education Programs More Widely Available to Students Throughout the World

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., November 16, 2022 – FIRST®, a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, and its host committee gathered the nation’s most passionate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education supporters at the 2022 FIRST Inspire Gala on

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FIRST® Choice and Virtual Kit Open

Round 1 of FIRST® Choice opened today Thursday, November 17, at Noon Eastern Time and closes Thursday, December 1. The lead mentor 1 or 2 from a secured or event registered team may peruse FIRST Choice, populate Priority Lists, and prioritize items for Round 1 (but orders are only processed for teams that have secured registration payment by Noon ET on December 1

 

This page hosts content archived for the 2022 RAPID REACT playing field. Current playing field assets can be found here

This list identifies recommended materials for building a half-field of wooden, game specific components for the 2022 field. (Note: The List of Materials was updated to V1 to correct two errors: change the length of reflective material from 60 in. to 80 in. and change the quantity of 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 1/8 in. thick clear polycarbonate sheet from 1 to 2. Our apologies for any inconvenience!)

 

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As teams get into the swing of the season, they might need additional help and expertise. The FIRST® Mentor Network sponsored by NI is here to help.  The community platform provides new and returning FIRST teams access to passionate, engaged mentors, while giving mentors the opportunity to use their unique skill sets and have meaningful involvement with one or more teams. The platform is available to

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We rarely have the opportunity or luxury to delay dates in FIRST® Robotics Competition, and I admit I find a comfort in that; one less variable to tweak so creative efforts can be focused elsewhere. Sometimes that design constraint can simplify the problem set, and I do love simple. Maybe that’s just a story I tell myself to make it less painful that we can’t spend more time polishing a game

FTC Class Pack Curriculum Update 11-10-2022

  • Veteran class pack curriculum update
  • Thinkscape demo course

FTC Class Pack Webinar Series Blast 11-1-2022:

  • Webinar educator series
  • Join us November 1

FTC Class Pack Webinar Series Blast 10-11-2022:

  • Webinar educator series
  • Join us October 18

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Important LEGO Education Product Price Information 11-16-2022

  • FLL class pack information

Watch: Challenge Set overview 8-11-2022

  • FLC Challenge set overview
  • Watch SUPERPOWERED robot game missions

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