To provide students an understanding of the various fields of science and technology and to teach students how to cooperate with one another and help build social connections that will last for the rest of their lives.
Founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, FIRST was created with one great vision in mind: "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."
FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology"
There are 3 major FIRST programs
- FLL - First LEGO League
- FTC - First Tech Challenge
- FRC - First Robotics Competition