FIRST Vision-

“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

Dean Kamen,  

Founder of FIRST, President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

FIRST Mission-

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

FIRST at at a glance

FIRST History

FIRST Programs

How to get Involved with FIRST

Dr. Woodie Flowers

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FRC Blog Stay up to date with Frank Merrick

Inspire Blog

FIRST World You Tube Channel Watch the latest videos by FIRST

Behind the Lines/FRC GameSense

  • Behind the Lines is a collaboration between FIRST Robotics Competition and FRC GameSense. The purpose of this series is to make key knowledge and resources available to the community through an engaging hour-long show. The first half will be a presentation by the invited experts, followed by a Q & A session on the topic. Each Behind the Lines session will be hosted by the GameSense Crew.

FIRST Youth Protection Program