1. Which of the following products are part of the Rockwell Automation In-Kind donation to FIRST?

The correct answer is all of the above. An Amber Flashing Signal Light is provided to all FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams via the Kit of Parts. An Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor along with other Rockwell Automation components are available to FRC teams via FIRST Choice. A CompactLogix controller is part of the FRC field management system.

2. What grade does FIRST start offering programs for students?

The correct answer is Kindergarten. It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®. Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. Make sure to visit the Engineering our Future booth to meet students from FIRST LEGO League, Jr. This is the first year we’ve included the youngest FIRST students!

3. According to the State of Girls & Women in STEM report from the National Girls Collaborative, women constitute 50% of the overall workforce, but only what percentage of the science and engineering workforce?

The correct answer is 28%. Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering and computer sciences. Of that, minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 employed scientists and engineers.

4. While Rockwell Automation has been a partner with FIRST for over a decade, what new STEM Strategic Partner is at the Automation Fair Engineering our Future booth with interactive demonstrations?

The correct answer is the MIND Research Institute and they have two of their major programs that are supported by Rockwell Automation on display at the booth. Rockwell Automation has been a strategic partner with MIND since 2016. MIND is a non-profit social benefit organization with the mission to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s challenging problems. Our partnership supports MIND’s game based instructional software, ST (Spatial Temporal) Math®. Our support of MIND has also funded the research and development of their first game suite, Math Minds: South of the Sahara, storybook board games that combine math, history and literacy that families play together.