FIRST Robotics’ mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation and that foster well-rounded life capabilities, including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
Dow values the hands-on experiences youth can gain from FIRST Robotics programs, and that experience is a key component to getting them engaged and excited about STEM. Additionally, FIRST’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion supports Dow’s company ambition.
The company became a strategic partner of FIRST in 2014, and, to date, more than 200 teams have been started in Dow communities across 9 counties/territories, and most are mentored by Dow employees.
If you are in a Dow community and would like to apply for a team grant, please submit your application here.