FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a growing nationwide program that helps high school students discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be. Through FIRST, students form cross-functional teams and are guided by mentors in designing and building a robot. They compete against other teams across the nation. The program’s vision is to create a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.
Through mentorship, Honeywell supported 30 of the 50 teams in the March 2018 Kansas City Regional competition.
More than 50 Honeywell employees devoted their time and talent to mentor and support FIRST teams, and many more employees volunteered to help conduct the regional competition.
Honeywell contributed $10,000 toward the Kansas City Regional competition through its partnership with the Kansas City STEM Alliance.