Competitive, collaborative, educational, tough, and thrilling, FIRST is a robotics program that draws hundreds of thousands of students from around the world to battle their bots.
What started with a single event in 1992 has grown so much that, this year, there were two championships: the first wrapped up in Houston, Texas and the second began in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, running through April 30. In total, nearly 1,400 teams from more than 39 countries competed.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization that was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to foster interest in science and technology among young people. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to motivate the student community to pursue careers in STEM while providing them with valuable life lessons.
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