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 2014/15 season) 

  • 400,000+ students
  • 38,700+ teams
  • 34,000+ robots
  • 90,000+ Mentors/adult supporter roles filled
  • 90,000+ other Volunteer roles filled (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs)

See breakdowns by individual program below (worldwide projections for 2014/15 season). 


2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (projected)

  • 3,000 teams
  • 75,000 high-school students (Grades 9-12)
  • 56 Regional Events; 5 Qualifying Championships; 44 Qualifying (District) Competitions
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 22-25, 2015
  • Robots are built in 6 weeks from a common kit of parts provided by FIRST, and typically weigh approximately 120 lbs.

2014/15 FIRST Tech Challenge  (projected)

  • 4,450 teams
  • 44,500 students (Grades 7-12)
  • 300+ 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 22-25, 2015
  • Robots are built using a re-usable, modular robotics platform 

2014/15 FIRST LEGO League (projected)

  • 26,762 teams
  • 267,000+ children (Grades 4-8)
  • From approximately 80 countries
  • 1,165 Qualifying Tournaments; 136 Championship Tournaments
  • FIRST LEGO League World Festival at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 22-25, 2015
  • Autonomous robots are built using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies
  • Teams develop research projects based on a real-world challenge that changes annually

2014/15 Junior FIRST LEGO League (projected)

  • 4,500 teams
  • 27,000+ kids (Grades K-3)
  • 100+ Jr.FLL Expos
  • Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 22-25, 2015
  • Participants design and construct a model using LEGO elements and moving parts and present their research journey on a poster
     

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