“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.” - Dean Kamen, Founder

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a worldwide program that is set out to inspire students about engineering and while exposing them to real world experiences dealing with science, technology and math. This program begins at a very young age as it involves kids from kindergarten and all the way to high school and beyond. It consists of over a hundred thousand young people, volunteers and sponsors from around the world helping to accomplish one specific task each year. Each of the FIRST programs are developed to test the students’ creativity and builds their problem solving skills through finding a unique solution to real world problems through building a robot that can compete in a specifically designed challenge. Read More …