Congressman Bill Foster Introduces Resolution Designating a National FIRST Robotics Day
The resolution outlines a myriad of reasons why robotics is crucial to American progress in science and technology, including stating that robotics is rapidly proving to be one of the most effective, compelling, and engaging means for teaching and reinforcing fundamental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts as well as inspiring the Nation’s youth to pursue STEM-related careers, thereby helping to create a highly skilled, 21st century American workforce.
The resolution also recognizes that America’s leadership in robotics technology and the technology’s broad potential underscores the need for increased investment in robotics technology research and development and inspires the Nation’s youth to pursue careers in robotics and other STEM-related fields. The resolution encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about robotics and engage them with the study of mathematics and science.
The measure is largely symbolic and needs no further action.