About FIRST

FRC

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (or FIRST) was founded by Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers in 1989 to inspire students in the fields of engineering and technology.  FIRST is the foundation for 4 competitions; FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge. FIRST Robotics Competition combines science and technology with the excitement of sports.  FIRST Robotics Competition helps high school aged young people discover the rewarding and engaging world if innovation and engineering.

FIRST lets students:

  • Get real-world engineering experience
  • Learn technological literacy
  • Inspire their minds
  • Learn teamwork skills
  • Explore career paths

First Motto:

“To create a world where science and technology are celebrated… where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes”

2017 Game: FIRST STEAMWORKS

Prior games:

2016 Game: STRONGHOLD

2015 Game: Recycle Rush