FIRST At A Glance

FIRST at a glance

FIRST  

Leadership 

Supporters

Programs for K-12

* Ages vary by country

FIRST Scholarship Program 

  • Over $22 million in university/college scholarships in 2016
  • 1,000+ scholarship opportunities
  • Nearly 200 Scholarship Providers 

Overall Reach - All Programs Combined (projected for the 2015/16 season) 

  • 400,000+ students
  • 44,000+ teams
  • 37,000+ robots
  • 200,000+ Volunteer roles filled

See breakdowns by individual program below (worldwide projections for 2015/16 season). 


2016 FIRST Robotics Competition (projected)

  • 3,100+ teams
  • 78,000+ high-school students (Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12)
  • 56 Regional Events; 8 State/District Championships; 66 District Events
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 27-30, 2016
  • Robots are built in 6 weeks from a common kit of parts provided by FIRST, and typically weigh approximately 120 lbs.

2015/16 FIRST Tech Challenge  (projected)

  • 5,150+ teams
  • 51,500+ students (Age 12-18, Grades 7-12)
  • Nearly 500 Meets, League Championships, Qualifying Tournaments, Championship Tournaments, and Super-Regional Championship Tournaments
  • FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 27-30, 2016
  • Robots are built using a re-usable, modular robotics platform 

2015/16 FIRST LEGO League (projected)

  • 29,000+ teams
  • 233,000+ children (Ages 9-16*, Grades 4-8)  *Ages vary by country
  • From over 80 countries
  • 1,218 Qualifying Tournaments; 153 Championship Tournaments
  • FIRST LEGO League World Festival at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 27-30, 2016
  • Autonomous robots are built using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies
  • Teams develop research projects based on a real-world challenge that changes annually

2015/16 Junior FIRST LEGO League (projected)

  • 6,800+ teams
  • 40,000+ kids (Ages 6-8, Grades K-3)
  • 250+ Jr.FLL Expos
  • Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 27-30, 2016
  • Participants design and construct a model using LEGO elements and moving parts and present their research journey on a Show Me poster
     

Page updated 8/10/15