Transformation of a hero occurs internally & externally; as we grow, we continue to accelerate STEM culture in our community through FIRST.
As the “poster child” for America’s First STEM City, the Nuts are at the heart of the mission to bring STEM to every child in Flagstaff. Flagstaff Festival of Science invites the community to explore Flagstaff’s rich history and contributions to STEM by celebrating “the best 10 days of the year.” This year, City Hall featured our robot in a STEM display and declared Sept. 19 “FUSD STEM Day.” To celebrate Flagstaff’s contributions to the Apollo program, Lowell Observatory and NASA are hosting a year-long celebration of the 1969 Moon Landing and will feature a lunar rover constructed by Nuts; this will be attended by people from around the world!
A new partnership will allow us to enhance our mission to develop FIRST on the Navajo Nation. This spring we will teach our curriculum to the faculty at two Navajo schools and assist them in starting new FIRST teams. Their STEM coordinator will be an amazing ally helping us integrate FIRST into their “Code Talkers” programming, which will give students the chance to do FIRST in a culturally relevant way. Through our efforts and perseverance we’ve helped establish 3 FRC, 1 FTC, & 8 FLL teams on the reservation.