Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel

by Israel Friends of Technion
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel

Project Report | Jan 2, 2024
Inspire the Future - First Israel

By Shira Karp | Donor Relations

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

FIRST was founded in 1989 in the United States by Dean Kamen, a prolific and successful entrepreneur. By implementing FIRST programs, students (ages 6-18) build a wide set of skills and become future leaders in science and technology.

Impact

The outstanding benefit of the FIRST programs is evident as FIRST Israel alumni are populating the elite tech-units of Israel Defense Forces, the engineering departments of the universities and the Israeli tech industry.

A recent wide study conducted by researchers at Technion‘s Samuel Ne’eman Institute found that graduates of the program declared the program had a very strong impact on their course of study. The program exposed the students to various aspects of STEM and helped them focus on the pursuit of a particular science or engineering career.

Most graduates indicated that participation in the program improved various capabilities including time management, public speaking, self-efficacy, teamwork, and coping with stressful situations

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Project Leader:
Shira Karp
Beit Yanai , Israel

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