FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” As its name implies, the organization aims to  promote the values of science and engineering in the world’s youth. Founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, inventor of the segway human transporter and countless other machines and devices. FIRST has been holding Robotics Competitions since 1992. Each competition creates challenges that inspire students to work together to discover robotic solutions to these problems.

FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition Logo
Every year, the FIRST Robotics Organization challenges students to design and build a robot to compete in a proposed game. This is an international program in which teams design, build, test, and deliver a robot, in the allotted 42 days. This is an after-school activity that requires much time, dedication, and provides a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment.