The Lived Experiences of Students
with Disabilities who Participate
in Robotics Competitions
Karin Fisher, M.A.
Doctoral S...
Agenda
• STEM
• Autism
• FIRST Robotics
Objective
• Encourage teachers to utilize STEM
programs like FIRST robotics to engage
and excite all students
STEM
• Science
• Technology
• Engineering
• Math
STEM
• STEM is important, because it pervades
every aspect of our lives.
Image fromUniversetoday.com
Image from ed.gov
Where are our students now?
Image from NYTimes.com
What are we
going to do?
FIRST
• For
• Inspiration and
• Recognition of
• Science and
• Technology
Engage!
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League
INTRODUCES 6 TO 9 YEAR-OLDS to
the fun of science and technology
Photo by usfirst.org
FIRST Lego League
APPLY math and science concepts to
research, design, build and program
autonomous robots for grades 4-8
FIRST Tech Challenge
FTC is a widely accessible, hands-on high
school robotics program
FIRST Robotics Competition
✔Varsity Sport for the Mind™
✔Big Robot
Students with Disabilities
• Students with Autism Competing
Click on the Program of your choice
Menu on the right side
Click on Starting a team
Follow the directions 
Conclusion
• America needs to graduate more STEM
majors to keep up with demand
• FIRST robotics programs excite and
engage...
Promotional Videos
• http://youtu.be/i1QyM9WTF18
• http://youtu.be/vYuOKb3gO7E
Promotional Video
Engage students with Robotics Competitions.
Engage students with Robotics Competitions.
Engage students with Robotics Competitions.
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Engage students with Robotics Competitions.

  1. 1. The Lived Experiences of Students with Disabilities who Participate in Robotics Competitions Karin Fisher, M.A. Doctoral Student University of Central Florida
  2. 2. Agenda • STEM • Autism • FIRST Robotics
  3. 3. Objective • Encourage teachers to utilize STEM programs like FIRST robotics to engage and excite all students
  4. 4. STEM • Science • Technology • Engineering • Math
  5. 5. STEM • STEM is important, because it pervades every aspect of our lives. Image fromUniversetoday.com
  6. 6. Image from ed.gov
  7. 7. Where are our students now?
  8. 8. Image from NYTimes.com
  9. 9. What are we going to do?
  10. 10. FIRST • For • Inspiration and • Recognition of • Science and • Technology
  11. 11. Engage!
  12. 12. Junior FIRST® LEGO® League INTRODUCES 6 TO 9 YEAR-OLDS to the fun of science and technology Photo by usfirst.org
  13. 13. FIRST Lego League APPLY math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous robots for grades 4-8
  14. 14. FIRST Tech Challenge FTC is a widely accessible, hands-on high school robotics program
  15. 15. FIRST Robotics Competition ✔Varsity Sport for the Mind™ ✔Big Robot
  16. 16. Students with Disabilities • Students with Autism Competing
  17. 17. Click on the Program of your choice
  18. 18. Menu on the right side
  19. 19. Click on Starting a team
  20. 20. Follow the directions 
  21. 21. Conclusion • America needs to graduate more STEM majors to keep up with demand • FIRST robotics programs excite and engage all students • Students with disabilities can be successful in STEM though FIRST Robotics.
  22. 22. Promotional Videos • http://youtu.be/i1QyM9WTF18 • http://youtu.be/vYuOKb3gO7E
  23. 23. Promotional Video
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