Today they’re building robots for friendly competition.
Tomorrow they’ll be the smartest innovators.
Our mission is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all. Founder Dean Kamen invites you to get behind FIRST, too. Read more about the FIRST Vision and Mission
FIRST kids are significantly more likely to attend college, major in science or engineering, and be outstanding future employees and citizens. FIRST is about changing our culture… for the better. Join us in our quest to spread the word. Help us reach 40,000 likes on Facebook!
A unique melding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles and the excitement of competition makes FIRST the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. Visit an event near you and watch as teams showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation and compete in thrilling robot matches.