The US STEM Foundation, Accenture and US FIRST teamed with DC United to host a Robotics Showcase during the DCU vs. Kansas City match on May 9th.
Twelve robotics teams from the Maryland, DC, Virginia area participated in the event. The showcase coincided with DC United Youth soccer day. Youth soccer teams played on the pitch prior to the DCU match and then were able to meet with the robotics students and learn more about STEM topics.
The Robotics Showcase exposed STEM programs (like FIRST robotics) to communities that are currently underrepresented in STEM careers. The event also celebrated the successes of students currently participating in FIRST robotics programs, while giving students on FIRST teams an opportunity to engage in community outreach activities.