1. How does Rockwell Automation support FIRST?

The correct answer is all of the above. In addition to financial and in-kind support, employees share their expertise by volunteering as team mentors, subject matter experts, judges and referees. Many of our employee volunteers are former FIRST participants and continue their involvement by serving as program mentors and volunteers.

2. More than ____ Rockwell Automation employees each engaged a young person in an Hour of Code tutorial as part of a global campaign during Computer Science Education Week.

The correct answer is 700. Additionally, more employees volunteered at local schools where 650 additional students were able to complete the Hour of Code.

3. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be _____ STEM-related jobs by 2020, and the rate of growth for these positions will nearly double overall employment growth.

The correct answer is 9.2 million. More than 10 percent of those opportunities will go unfilled because there will not be enough qualified employees. That’s why for the past 10 years, Rockwell Automation has strategically focused philanthropic support on programs that create a passion for STEM early in the education process.

4. Which one of our STEM education outreach efforts is global?

The correct answer is FIRST, which is in 70 countries across the globe. Rockwell Automation recognizes that our future depends on the diverse students of today to help fill the workforce skills gap. We are Engineering Our Future™ and Inspiring Young Minds™ for STEM careers through FIRST globally.