(NECN) - Segway inventor Dean Kamen is teaming up with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to turn what could be just another nationwide science fair into a cultural movement.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST, and the idea is to create a culture where science and technology are celebrated. This is done by getting children to participate in robotics competitions.
PTC in Needham, Mass. is a corporate sponsor of FIRST.
In this segment, FIRST president Don Bossi, PTC Senior Vice President Robin Saitz, and Benjamin Robbins, a FIRST alum who now works for PTC join Peter Howe to share their perspectives on the program.
Every school has a basketball team, and if FIRST had its way, every school would have a robotics team as well. The panel looks at the future of the non-profit aimed at building competitions to encourage young people to pursue careers in technology and science.