OSDE FIRST Robotics Grant


2015-2016 Grant

FIRST robotics teamFIRST, which stands for “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and a strong promoter of science, technology, and engineering. He is best known as the inventor of the Segway.

Kamen noticed that the number of American students in the science and technology field was widely decreasing and he wanted to inspire young adults to join the vast field of science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST CompetitionOSDE and FIRST began working very closely together in the spring/summer of 2012. The OSDE STEM team with the FIRST team to create a comprehensive competitive grant. The grant was designed to give aid to Oklahoma students affording them the opportunity to participate in several FIRST events such as FIRST Lego League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). While the grant was not something new the opportunities added were. Original design of the grant only allowed brand new teams that wanted to compete in FRC to apply.

Through a very successful collaborative process the teams of OSDE, FIRST and SWOSU were able to open up the opportunities to ALL FIRST events and also allowed established teams to apply aiding with sustainment of the programs.  
Please preview the pictures taken from the event. It is very clear to see how crucial it was for many of the teams to have the financial help in exploring this incredible STEM opportunity. It is OSDE's intention to continue with this STEM opportunity so please stay current with this page for the next grant cycle.



2014 OSDE / FIRST Robotics Grant Awards

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC)

District                Site

Battiest               Battiest ES

Broken Arrow    Arrowhead ES

Deercreek           Deercreek ES

Drumright           Drumright ES

Duncan               Horace Mann ES

Jenks                   Jenks MS

Justus Tiawah     Justus Tiawah ES

Meeker                Meeker ES

Meeker                Meeker MS

Noble                   Curtis Inge MS

Owasso                6th Grade Center-                                    Team A

Owasso                6th Grade Center-                                    Team C

Owasso                7th Grade Center

Owasso                Barnes ES

Owasso                Stone Canyon ES

Putman City        NRE

Putnam City        Overholser

Union                  Marshall T Moore ES

Union                  Marshall T Moore ES

Wilson                Wilson ES

Woodall             Woodall ES

OKC                  Dove Science Academy

OKC                  Rancho Village ES                                         

District                 Site

Frederick          Frederick MS

Frederick          Frederick HS

Grove               Grove HS

Haskell             Haskell MS & HS

Meeker             Meeker HS

Morrison          Morrison HS

Mustang           Mustang HS-All girls

Mustang           Mustang HS

Mustang           Mustang HS

Newcastle        Newcastle HS

Noble               Curtis Inge MS

OKC                NE Academy Health                               Sciences & Engineering                           Expertise

OKC                Dove Science Academy

Owasso            8th Grade Center

Owasso            Mid-High

Owasso            Senior High

Tishomingo     Tishomingo HS

District                  Site

Adair                    Adair HS

Bixby                   Bixby HS

Chickasha           Chickasha HS

Colbert                Colbert HS

Deer Creek         Deer Creek HS

Edmond              Edmond Memorial HS

Edmond              Edmond North HS

Edmond              Edmond Santa Fe HS

Fort Gibson        Fort Gibson HS

Grove                 Grove HS

Jenks                  Jenks HS

Lawton               MacArthur HS

Mustang             Mustang HS

OKC                  ASTEC Charter HS

OKC                  Dove Science Academy

Pryor                  Pryor HS

Sapulpa              Sapulpa HS

Sperry                 Sperry HS

Tulsa                     Dove Science Academy

Tulsa                     Booker T Washington HS

Tulsa                     Tulsa Memorial HS

Tulsa                     Union HS

Verden                 Verden HS

Yukon                   Yukon HS



Last updated on August 4, 2015