South by Southwest (SXSWedu)

4 times

Reach: 2,000

One of our most unique outreach opportunities over the past few years
has been promoting STEM education and FIRST at the South by
Southwest Education Conference and Festival, or SXSWedu. This is
where education’s most energetic and innovative leaders converge for a
four-day event. Each year our team has had special roles for the week,
from panel discussions to operating FRC booths. One year we were
even part of a reception where Dean Kamen held a Q&A about FIRST,
with our robots as examples. In 2015, our student, Rachel Gardner
(2015 Dean’s List Finalist Winner), was chosen as one of four finalists in
the student entrepreneurship competition, hosted by LaunchGen.

SXSW

We hope to continue presenting and spreading the word about STEM and FIRST in future years