FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded in 1989 by inventor and visionary Dean Kamen as a way to promote interest in the sciences among high school students.
FIRST‘s official website contains further information about the organization.
Provides a description of FIRST and the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).
Reasons why students choose to participate in FIRST.
The important values of FIRST—namely, Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition.
This year’s FRC competition, with a challenge similar to that of basketball. Robots shoot balls into hoops of three different heights.
The FIRST Robotics Competition features an annual competition played by thousands of teams across the globe. To ensure that new, “rookie” teams have equal footing with returning, “veteran” teams, FIRST unveils a new competition challenge every year at its annual kickoff. To date, FIRST has gone through 21 games, with challenges ranging from robotic soccer (as seen in the 2010 game Breakaway) to stacking bins (as seen in the 2003 game Stack Attack).