"To create a world where science and technology are celebrated... where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes"~ Dean Kamen, Founder
FIRST is an International STEM organization which inspires the youth of this generation to become innovative problem solvers in Science, technology and engineering. FIRST provides opportunities for students along with mentors and engineers to design, build and program robots for various competitions. The organization operates the FIRST Competitions which includes FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competitions.
There are also many off-season events where teams receive the opportunity to participate, strategise, learn new technology, meet other teams and relieve an authentic engineering experience. Competitions as such enable students to nourish any real life skill like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, video taking and many more.
Inventor Dean Kamen carries profound knowledge and enthusiasm towards science and technology. His vision for promoting the excitement and rewards of this field of study among the youth is the main inspiration of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
FIRST was founded in 1989 in New Hampshire, USA and was later established in Australia at Macquarie University in 2006. Since then, there are over 32,600 teams consisting of 350,000+ students from nearly 80 countries worldwide.
For more information: www.firstinspires.org