FIRST At A Glance

FIRST at a glance

FIRST  

Leadership 

Supporters

Programs 

FIRST Scholarship Program 

  • Over $20 million in college scholarships in 2014
  • 900+ scholarship opportunities
  • 180+ scholarship providers 

Overall Reach - All Programs Combined (projected for the 2013/14 season) 

  • 350,000+ students
  • 32,600 teams
  • 28,800 robots
  • 65,000+ Mentors/adult supporters
  • 85,000+ other Volunteers (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs)

See breakdowns by individual program below (projections for 2013/14 season). 


2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

  • 2,727 teams
  • 68,000+ high-school students (Grades 9-12)
  • 54 Regional Events; 4 Qualifying Championships; 40 Qualifying (District) Competitions
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26, 2014
  • Robots are built in 6 weeks from a common kit of parts provided by FIRST, and typically weigh up to 150 lbs.

2013/14 FIRST Tech Challenge 

  • 3,236 teams
  • 32,360 students (Grades 7-12)
  • 200+ Qualifying and Championship Tournaments
  • FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26, 2014
  • Robots are built using a re-usable, modular robotics platform 

2013/14 FIRST LEGO League

  • 22,840 teams
  • 228,400 children (Grades 4-8)
  • From nearly 80 countries
  • 985 Qualifying Tournaments; 134 Championship Tournaments
  • FIRST LEGO League World Festival at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26, 2014
  • Autonomous robots are built using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies 

2013/14 Junior FIRST LEGO League

  • 3,800 teams
  • 22,800 kids, ages 6 to 9 (Grades K-3)
  • 100+ Jr.FLL Expos
  • Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26, 2014
  • Participants design and construct a model using LEGO bricks and moving parts and present their research journey on a poster
     

Page updated 7/10/14