Engineering Our Future: Next-Generation Innovators Envision
a Brighter Future
A video contest for FIRST® teams to share big ideas for improving communities and our world
Thanks to all of the teams who submitted videos! Voting has officially ended - winners will be announced on Friday, December 13th.
Today’s elementary, middle school, and high school students are tomorrow’s scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. And with the right combination of training and ingenuity, these burgeoning innovators will be the ones to help solve our world’s most complex and pressing problems. Programs like FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) are helping students develop skills and knowledge they won’t get from a textbook: creativity, collaboration, persistence, and confidence that they can accomplish anything if they put their minds to it.
The Engineering Our Future™ video contest was designed to ignite the imaginations of this next generation of innovators and get them thinking about how they will apply the engineering skills they’re learning through FIRST to make a difference in their communities and our world. As an added bonus, teams have the chance to win team grants – Rockwell Automation will award up to $10,000 to be split among the winning teams.
About the Contest
Rockwell Automation invited FIRST teams participating in FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to create and submit a short video that answers the question: What could your team engineer that would have a positive impact on your community and our world?
Participating teams competed in a public vote to determine who will win the team grants. The voting period ran from Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Nov. 29. Individuals were allowed to vote once every 24 hours It was our expectation that in the spirit of FIRST's Gracious Professionalism concept, everyone respect our contest rules. The top three teams from each program with the most votes will win a one-time team grant to be applied the 2013-2014 season for FTC and FRC teams or the 2014-2015 season for FLL teams.
Participating teams, and their friends, families and supporters were encouraged to campaign for votes to help their team win a grant. Tweeting, Facebooking, texting, emailing and shouting from the rooftops was encouraged. The spirit of our contest is to help FIRST teams think about how they can make a positive difference in the world. We thank teams who followed our rules, acted ethically and showed respect for other teams that put time and effort into creating their videos.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.