Take a look at Dr. David Ferro’s observations after he attended this year’s FIRST Robotics competition in Houston, TX. Dr. Ferro is dean of the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University.
“Last week I visited Houston to see 15,000 kids compete in the world championships of FIRST robotics. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) encourages K-12 kids’ involvement in science, technology, engineering and math. Eight teams from Utah competed. Less than a mile away, almost 15,000 people marched Saturday in support of science. Both events brought home an important message: Our present and future depend on science and scientists and, fortunately, both scientists and scientists-to-be want to help.”
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