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Welcome Members of the Media. Thank you for visiting our online Press Room, where you can find out more about FIRST and our programs, impact, sponsors, and leadership; find coverage of FIRST; and view archives of our e-mail newsletter.

Press Releases

Dec. 2 FIRST Robotics Competition Launches Australia Regional Event
Oct. 27 FIRST Announces New Executive Advisory Board Members
Oct. 21 FIRST Announces Qualcomm to Return as the Presenting Sponsor for 2015 FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO
Oct. 20 Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECTSM
Oct. 2 FIRST Announces Bechtel as Strategic Partner
Sept. 22 FIRST Announces Qualcomm as New Strategic Partner
Sept. 16 FIRST® LEGO® League Program Challenges Students to Imagine the Future of Learning
Sept. 4 FIRST® and American Society for Engineering Education Form Strategic Alliance
August 18 New Vice President of Digital Engagement Brings Thirty Years of Industry Experience to FIRST
June 25 FIRST Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Program for Students in Grades 7-12 Across North America
June 3 Dean Kamen Recognizes Students for Innovative Solutions to Manage Effects of Natural Disasters in Fourth Annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Contest
May 27 FIRST Students Invited to 2014 White House Science Fair
May 7 Socially-Aware Students Design Innovative Solutions to Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters in 4th Annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Contest
April 26 12,000+ Students Bring their Custom-Built Robots and Team Spirit to the Ultimate Sport for the Mind™ Showdown at 2014 FIRST® Championship
April 25 Inventor Dean Kamen and STEM Education Advocate will.i.am Recognize Student Leaders at Dean’s List Award Ceremony, 2014 FIRST® Championship Event
April 3 FIRST Announces Qualcomm as the Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Expanding List of Sponsors for 2014 FIRST Championship Event
Mar. 3 FIRST Robotics Competition "Rookie" Teams Gain Access to Hands-On, STEM-Learning Opportunities with Help of 3-Year Grant
Jan. 9 Inventor Dean Kamen Urges Members of Congress to Close Innovation Deficit
Jan. 4 FIRST® AERIAL ASSISTSM 2014 Robotics Game Unveiled
Nov. 7 Robots Come FIRST at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Oct. 11 FIRST Announces New Executive Advisory Board Members
Oct. 1 FIRST Robotics Competition Teams Join IndyCar Racers Charlie Kimball and Josef Newgarden For the ultimate “RoboRivalry” Trackside at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix
Sept. 30 FIRST Selects the City of St. Louis as the Site of the Annual FIRST Robotics Championship for 2015-2017

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 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

FIRST Robotics Competition pdf icon Updated 9/14
How it Works pdf icon Updated 9/14
2014 FRC Game Description pdf icon  1/14
2014 Season Facts pdf icon Updated 1/14
FRC Events Schedule  pdf icon 12/14
Find Events & Teams In Your Area
2014 FRC AERIAL ASSISTSM Kickoff videos and related links
FRC Marketing Tools
FRC Awards
 
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 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

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2014 CASCADE EFFECTSM pdf icon New 9/14
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 FIRST LEGO League (FLL)

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2013 FLL "WORLD CLASSSM" Challenge Flyer pdf icon New 9/14
FLL "WORLD CLASSSM" Challenge Details
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FLL World Festival
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Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL)

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The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo.
 
Save the date:  the 2015 FIRST Championship will take place April 22-25 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The 2014 FIRST Championship took place April 23-26.

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Cheryl Walsh
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Haley Dunn
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Brooke Blew
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