Hey FTC teams,
FIRST commissioned a study this summer with Brandeis University to measure the impact FIRST participation has on a variety of important things.
Why is this interesting? You already know the good stuff about FIRST – but you may want to:
• Find more money/sponsors
• Attract more teammates
• Start more teams
• Use FIRST to get you in that college (and scholarships)
How does this help you do that? Look at these stats – anyone you’re talking to about the bullets above will quickly “get it” with regard to what you’ve been doing with FIRST!
• 92% of FRC and 94% of FTC students report their program helped them understand and explain the engineering process of designing complex systems (robots).
• Over 93% of FRC and FTC students report learning how to solve problems programming and designing robots.
• Over 90% of students in FTC and FRC gained real world planning and problem-solving skills in areas of iterative design, unstructured problem solving, and working in teams.
These are just a few highlights of the data gleaned from this survey. To see the full executive summary of the survey click here. Use this for the purposes above or other things to show the rest of the world what you’ve learned – and how valuable that makes you in the future.