What is FIRST?
FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and as the name implies, promotes technology and the sciences.
Its primary focus is in the words of its founder Dean Kamen "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."
To do this FIRST has established four robotics competitions: FLL (FIRST Lego League), Jr. FLL, FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). The goal of these competitions is to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and technology while teaching them values such as team work and gracious professionalism.
What do we do?
We build robots!