This is an invitation for you to come to our Dream FIRST conference.
Dream FIRST is a non-profit organization founded by Farmington High School Team 178, in 2004. Its main goal is to inspire young children to become interested in science and technology. Members participate in community outreach events at elementary schools, Boy Scout, Girl Scout camps, and local libraries to demonstrate the importance of science and technology. Hundreds of children have shown interest in engineering-related pursuits. As Dr. Woodie Flowers quotes, “I was blown away by the Dream FIRST book and the whole business plan based upon it.”
The most important achievement in this program is the publication of the book Meet Gizmo: The Start of a Journey. The story is about the adventures of a lovable robot named Gizmo and his two companions, Euki and Oliver. Meet Gizmo presents the message of FIRST in the form of a children’s story so that the ideas embodied in FIRST are both fun and accessible. We have translated the book into Spanish, French, and Arabic so that our dream may spread to other cultures and beyond our borders. Our team is working on making this book part of the Iraqi school curriculum which may result in millions of students influenced by FIRST.
Our dream has already reached so far and with your help, it can truly become an entire FIRST endeavor and an integral method for FIRST’s expansion by creating awareness and excitement at an early age.
If you and your team are interested, we invite you to join us in an online seminar that will discuss how you can become a part of the dream. Date to be determined. Please RSVP at www.dreamfirst.org.
This conference will include
• More information about Dream FIRST.
• How your team can get involved
• History of our events
• Brainstorming new ideas
• Establish communication with other teams to be up to date on Dream FIRST events