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March 24, 2017

North American teams may be aware that we launched the website in the fall of 2015. Since then, we’ve been making tweaks and enhancements to make the site even better for users. Here are some updates and tips for finding information on our site. Enhanced site search We recently enhanced the site search on… Read More ›

A Message from Our Founder

Some of you have asked questions about an activity called FIRST Global.  FIRST Global is a worldwide, Olympic-style, robotic-competition event separate from, but complementary to, FIRST.  It was founded by Dean Kamen, and you can learn more about this from Dean here.

Happy Kid Inventors’ Day!

Did you know that January 17th is Kid Inventors’ Day? We’re celebrating here at FIRST® Headquarters in Manchester, NH, USA! Although we’re inspired by our teams every day, we think you all deserve an additional shout-out today. Your problem-solving skills, creativity and passion to make the world a better place makes us proud and excited… Read More ›

Share your knowledge

Are you and your team planning to attend a FIRST® Championship? Announcing the 2017 FIRST® Championship Conferences! Houston, TX April 19th-22nd, 2017| St. Louis, MO April 26th-29th, 2017 FIRST is excited to announce that we are accepting presentation proposals for the annual FIRST Championship Conferences. We are looking for presentations on topics of interest to FIRST® Robotics Competition,… Read More ›

Party time

Have you been watching The Fosters on FreeForm *? The FIRST® community has a starring role this summer with both FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition robots featured prominently in a STEAM-centered storyline. But we don’t want to spoil anything. Why watch alone when you can throw a viewing party with your team? Here… Read More ›

Where we’re going

This information is being shared across FIRST ® programs today. Where is FIRST going? Click the link above for an overview of our strategy and goals for the years ahead, penned by FIRST President, Don Bossi.   .

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