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"

FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Visit usfirst.org for more...

RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

2015 Game Description

Visit usfirst.org for more...

FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. The comany was created with the goal to transform our culture. FIRST began in 1992 with only 28 teams in a New Hampsire high school gymnasium. Acording to FIRST, the first competition housed 250,000 young people.

FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology"

FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Visit usfirst.org for more...