"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
"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"
Find out more at www.usfirst.org
FIRST Robotics Competition
Regional events are held all around the world in March, followed by the world championship for all qualifying teams in mid-April. This year, over 350 FRC teams attended the FIRST Championship. FIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders. It engages them in programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspires innovation, and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership.
“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. "
Find out more at www.usfirst.org/FRC
FIRST Lego League
Find our more at www.usfirst.org/FLL