Robotics program hopes to inspire more young people in South Carolina
FIRST is a program to help inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators.
And the program is hoping to make a bigger impact on South Carolina children.
Rohming Robots, a 4-H project club, based in Charleston has been the state’s ‘FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award’ winner for the past three years.
They along with Cane Bay’s FIRST robotics team, Viper Drive, will share about the importance of hands-on STEM activities beyond the classroom with representatives from Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties.
Rohming Robots will also attend a forum in Athens, Georgia to represent Charleston March 6-8.
Dan Bossi, the president of FIRST says, “by 2021, 69 percent of U.S. executives expect to choose job candidates with data science skills over those without. The students best prepared to fill these roles and find success after graduating high school will be those who experience meaningful STEM engagement opportunities throughout their K-12 years.”