FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.
FIRST is #morethanrobots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills.
Study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.
FIRST students work to apply the scientific method to every-day life...and robots!
Science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools.
With computer-aided design, Java or C++ code bases and more, team members dive into future tech.
The application of science and math to solve problems.
FIRST students figure out how things work and find practical uses for their discoveries.
Includes the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space and change.
Interdisciplinary teaching of all four STEM fields helps students apply all they learn to problem solving in the real world.