As Vice President of Strategy and Impact at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Mark Greenlaw is responsible for defining strategies that will enable FIRST to increase program access, participation and impact. FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting, mentor-guided, project-based robotics programs. Greenlaw, who is a leader in creating innovative hands-on project-based STEM learning opportunities, is dedicated to the idea that inspiring young people in STEM can develop the innovators of tomorrow, equipped to solve the world’s most pressing challenges, while simultaneously helping to close the nation’s achievement and opportunity gap.
In his role at FIRST, he works with the senior management team and board of directors to set the overall strategy for FIRST. Additionally, he oversees several functions, including Education, Research and Evaluation, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Marketing, External Engagement, and Information Technology.