Who Are We?
What Is FIRST?
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen in 1992 as a high school robotics competition. The FIRST program has expanded to include students of all ages by allowing them to participate in FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and the high school level FIRST Robotics Competition. The FRC competition is described by many high school students as "the hardest fun you'll ever have" and provides many important opportunities to these students that otherwise may never have any learning experiences with robots or technology.