(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.
They all say it goes way beyond the technology skills and includes work in real life skills like teamwork, communication and project management.