FIRST 2020-21 Season Update – Coronavirus Edition

After much discussion and consultation with the ST. Mary’s County Health Department, growingSTEMS has made some decisions about the 2020-2021 FIRST Season for our FRC, FTC, FLL ,and FLL Jr. programs. Given the constantly changing nature of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we will continue to review these decisions as the situation in our area changes.

COVID-19 Update

As of today, we have delivered nearly 2,000 face shields to health care facilities. More than 1,000 face shields went to health care facilities in Maryland, with over half of this focused on our local Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH). As of today, 5,880 respirators have been delivered back to MSMH, ready for use, along with 5 intubation boxes.

COVID-19 Major Delivery

Our team has been working long and hard mass producing these face shields for the community. Last night we delivered 110 face shields to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital which brings our total to over 200 delivered! These shields, 50 laser cut and 60 3D printed, were produced by our awesome students and mentors in our STEM programs.