Today they’re building robots for friendly competition.
Tomorrow they’ll be the smartest innovators.

The energy of the FIRST® Robotics Competition
Grades 9-12

The excitement of FIRST® Tech Challenge
Grades 7-12

The spirit of FIRST® LEGO® League
Grades 4-8

The enthusiasm of Junior FIRST® LEGO® League
Grades K-3

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Our Vision

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 glyph

Our Reach

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 50,000 likes on Facebook! glyph

Our Programs

FIRST learning never stops building upon itself, starting at age 6 and continuing through age 18. Participants master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions, while gaining valuable employment and life skills. glyph

FRC Kickoff 2015

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff – and the unveiling of this season’s exciting game. glyph