What is FIRST?

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FIRST or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology was founded in 1992 by inventor Dean Kamen. Kamen’s goal was to create a program that would promote science and technology with the current generation.

> FIRST Robotics Competition

  • Grade 9th-12th
  • 2,075 Teams World Wide
  • 51,800+ Students Involved
  • $14.7+ Million in Scholarships Awards
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Other Programs

> FIRST Tech Challenge

  • Grades: 9th-12th
  • 10 Students Per Team
  • 15,000 Students Involved
  • $14.7+ Million in Scholarships Awards
+ More Info

> FIRST Lego League

  • Grades: 4th-8th
  • 17,100 World Wide
  • 171,000 Students Involved
  • 50+ Countries
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> Jr. FIRST Lego League

  • Grades: K-3rd
  • 1,800 Teams
  • 10,800 Students Involved
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