Updated: June 1st, 2021

Students are introduced to connectors as they build and design competition robots.

The electronics industry is always looking for the next great innovation. But we also need to look for the next great innovators. Attracting a new generation of talent is an especially pressing issue for the connector industry, which doesn’t command the high visibility that other areas of technology world experience. One way connector companies are introducing prospective engineers to connectors is through the popular sport of competitive robotics.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a program founded by inventor and technology advocate Dean Kamen, gives students hands-on experience with electronics through robotics. This global