Engineered for the Future: FedEx and FIRST Robotics

IMG_1578-square.jpg In 1989, Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, wanted to find a way to share his enthusiasm and inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

Kamen’s passion for science and education led to the creation of FIRST Robotics. More than just a robot building competition, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) engages students in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

This year’s FIRST team competitions are...

First Time Blogger, Long Time Giver: CSR at FedEx

directrelief-csr.jpg Note: This post first appeared on the Global Citizen blog.

All my friends and family know that I am not a big social media user; I'm one of those people who doesn't have a Facebook account, so they will be surprised to find out that I am writing a blog post. But there is nothing I would rather share with the world than what I get to do every day at FedEx.

In the seven years I have worked in the Global Citizenship Department of FedEx, I have been honored, and humbled, to see first hand all that we do to help our neighbors, both locally and globally. We support strategic community investments in education and diversity, as well as local-market community service initiatives by team members. Our total charitable contributions last year amounted to $46 million in direct cash contributions, donated shipping services to nonprofit organizations, and team member contributions to our annual United Way campaign...