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2019 – 2020 FIRST LEGO League Championship Standings

2020-02-06T12:33:36-06:00

February 1, 2020 (Sioux Falls, SD) - Thirty-one teams descended on the Augustana University Elmen center to pit their robots and presentation skills against one another in a fury of fun, craziness, and Coopertition®.  It was the 2019 - 2020 CITY SHAPER® FIRST® LEGO® League Championship for South Dakota, and the competition was fantastic! Each of these teams competed at a Qualifier earlier in the season.  They scored well enough in the Core Values, Innovation Project, and Robot Design judging and the Robot Game to earn a place in the Championship.  FIRST LEGO League aims to build student interest in STEM [...]

2019 – 2020 FIRST LEGO League Championship Standings2020-02-06T12:33:36-06:00

Making a positive impact with Angela Schoffelman

2020-02-04T09:58:34-06:00

Avera’s commitment to making a positive impact shows in its partnership with EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls. As one of South Dakota’s largest employers, Avera invites Dress for Success Sioux Falls clients to job shadow and encourages them to ask questions and even apply for open positions. “Avera couldn’t do the work that it does without community organizations like EmBe’s Dress for Success Sioux Falls and the wonderful services they provide,” Angela Schoffelman, Avera Practice Management Support Partner says, The In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast is an energizing event benefiting EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls. EmBe is proud [...]

Making a positive impact with Angela Schoffelman2020-02-04T09:58:34-06:00

The History of FIRST LEGO League in South Dakota

2020-01-16T11:31:14-06:00

In 2008, Dr. Alan Swanson brought FIRST LEGO League to South Dakota, gathering a group of interested educators and science lovers to be coaches for what he thought would be 4 – 5 teams. A graduate of MIT, Dr. Swanson worked for many years at BAE Systems in New Hampshire – the birthplace of FIRST and FIRST LEGO League. He recognized the need for a program in South Dakota that emphasizes the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math). After the group saw a competition in Minneapolis, MN, and the excitement and fervor of the teams. FIRST LEGO League took [...]

The History of FIRST LEGO League in South Dakota2020-01-16T11:31:14-06:00

In Her Shoes Client Spotlight: Regina Stough

2020-01-16T15:48:58-06:00

What do you know about EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls? “EmBe Dress for Success is more than clothes,” program alumna Regina Stough gleefully shared. “EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls helps women of all ages, all walks of life. The programs are set up to help you succeed,” Regina said. When Regina came to EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls, she was in her second year of an associate’s degree program and would soon be seeking full-time employment. A friend who mentors guided Regina to the Women to the Workforce program, and after becoming employed Regina joined Tapestry, a [...]

In Her Shoes Client Spotlight: Regina Stough2020-01-16T15:48:58-06:00

EmBe Vehicle Fund Drive

2020-01-21T11:59:22-06:00

Sioux Falls (January 13, 2020) -- Friday, December 13th held true to its reputation for EmBe, when two vans and a bus were disabled in the parking lot at EmBe South, just off of 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls. EmBe uses the vehicles to safely carry children on field trips, to transport them to EmBe for care, and to support programs like FIRST LEGO League, Girls on the Run, and swimming. That day, these vehicles were taken out of service through thefts of the catalytic converters. The vans were repairable, but the bus was not, creating a needless expense. The [...]

EmBe Vehicle Fund Drive2020-01-21T11:59:22-06:00

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ’s

2020-01-10T17:01:23-06:00

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ's Who can submit a Tribute nomination? Any individual, corporation, agency, civic organization, school, place of worship should lift up a deserving woman. In addition, the Embeliever award is is open to ANY individual or organization that fits Tribute criteria. EmBe staff and their families may not submit a nomination. Can multiple people nominate someone? Yes. We suggest you work together to submit a single nomination form rather than submit multiple nomination forms. If EmBe receives multiple nominations for the same individual, we will reach out and facilitate consolidation. Can I nominate someone outside of Sioux [...]

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ’s2020-01-10T17:01:23-06:00

Meet In Her Shoes Client Speakers Amber & Laura Metzger

2020-01-09T13:48:27-06:00

Amber Metzger and Laura Metzger credit EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls with helping them pave their paths to success. “At EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls, I can always reach out to get the support that I need, when I need it,” Amber Metzger said. Amber and her sister Laura, also a client, will be featured speakers at the In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast on Thursday, February 6 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Amber says when she came to EmBes Dress for Success Sioux Falls in January 2018, her self-esteem was at an all-time low. “EmBe Dress for [...]

Meet In Her Shoes Client Speakers Amber & Laura Metzger2020-01-09T13:48:27-06:00

Welcome In Her Shoes Emcee Vanessa Gomez

2019-12-11T16:25:29-06:00

We are excited to announce Vanessa Gomez, Weeknight Anchor and Reporter for KSFY, as our emcee for the 2020 In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast benefiting Dress for Success Sioux Falls. Dress for Success Sioux Falls has impacted 2,290 women since 2013 by providing opportunities and services that can provide a network of support for women to enter or return to the workforce. All Dress for Success Sioux Falls services are offered free to charge. Vanessa joined the KSFY team in February of 2016 as a morning reporter and was promoted to weeknight anchor in February 2019. Originally from Sacramento, California, [...]

Welcome In Her Shoes Emcee Vanessa Gomez2019-12-11T16:25:29-06:00

EmBe Announces 2020 Women’s Leadership Program Participants

2019-12-09T15:37:44-06:00

Sioux Falls, SD (December 9, 2019) - In preparation for its ninth year, EmBe has accepted 30 participants for the Women’s Leadership Program. Beginning in January, these women embark on a 17-month program with the intent to develop and deliver on a personal development program. Informational sessions, exercise and assessments, a retreat, and a broad range of presenters and panels are all part of the course which is updated annually. In addition to developing a robust personal network with classmates, presenters and mentors, the group benefits from exposure to time-tested tools and techniques that combine insight, introspection and goal setting. [...]

EmBe Announces 2020 Women’s Leadership Program Participants2019-12-09T15:37:44-06:00

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete in the Rapid City Qualifiers

2019-12-12T10:54:25-06:00

Rapid City, SD (December 9, 2019) – Last Saturday, 20 teams met at East Middle School in Rapid City to share their research to compete with their robots and have fun! This was the second Qualifier for the 2019-2020 CITY SHAPER challenge. This tournament was hosted by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, The Rapid City Public Schools and EmBe. Taking home awards Champions- Team #41881 Ranger Robotics Robot Design and Robot Game Performance- Team # 21902 Everything Is Awesome Core Values – Team #29225 Tiger Tech Project – Team #48831 LEGO Jedi Judges’ Choice – Team #28724 Central SD [...]

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete in the Rapid City Qualifiers2019-12-12T10:54:25-06:00

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