FIRST®Igniting young minds. Nurturing passions. Practicing Gracious Professionalism™.
What is FIRST?
Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) Grades K-3 (ages 6-9) The excitement of solving real-world challenges with research and imagination.
What is Jr.FLL?
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®)
Grades 4-8 (ages 9-16; 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada) Inspiring future scientists and engineers with real-world challenges using science and math.
What is FLL?
FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) Building robots based on sound engineering practices and rapid prototyping.
What is FTC?
FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) “Varsity Sport for the Mind™.” Spirited competition using sophisticated robotics technology.
What is FRC?
Gracious Professionalism™The ethos of FIRST. Fierce competition coupled with unqualified kindness and respect.
What is Gracious Professionalism?
ScholarshipsNearly $15 million in FIRST scholarships offered by more than 145 colleges, universities, and companies.
Mentors and Coaches“Play with the Pros.” Inspiring opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
VolunteersVolunteers make FIRST a success.
SponsorsMore than 3,500 of the world’s prominent corporations, foundations, and government agencies support the mission of FIRST.
President Obama learned about the FIRST®LEGO® League (FLL®) Body Forward® Challenge from team #5083, "BindleBots," in Oregon.
President Obama saluted the work of FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) team #341, Miss Daisy, of Ambler, PA.
FIRST is leading the charge in global STEM education
FIRST Newsletter June, 2011 Issue
Watch It Ain't Rocket Science - a 30 minute TWC special with segments on FIRST
Summer Hours at FIRST – our Manchester, NH office will close at 12:30 P.M. EDT on Fridays from June 20 through Sept. 2
FRC® and FTC® programs receive seal of approval from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)