FIRST Announces Sponsors for 2022 FIRST Championship Event in Houston, Texas

Global Brands Unite in Support of Young Innovators and Creating a Diverse STEM Workforce at World’s Largest Celebration of STEM for Students


MANCHESTER, N.H., April 13, 2022FIRST®, a robotics community preparing young people for the future, today announced the sponsors of the 2022 FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, happening in Houston, Texas, April 20-23, 2022.

“After two seasons without a culminating in-person celebration, we are thrilled to return to Houston for the FIRST Championship,” said Chris Moore, CEO, FIRST. “The FIRST Championship is a uniquely life-changing experience for the tens of thousands of people who attend, and we are so grateful for the support of our many sponsors who make this event possible. Our supporters are genuinely invested in making STEM education programs more accessible to young people, and together we are proudly cultivating the next generation of leaders and innovators in STEM disciplines.”

Tens of thousands of students, coaches, volunteers, and supporters from 40+ countries all over the world will participate at the 2022 FIRST Championship Houston event, a culminating celebration of the 2021-22 FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm season. With the support of FIRST sponsors, it promises participating robotics teams and spectators alike an inspiring and action-packed experience that has all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event. Live gameplay and closing celebrations will stream on FIRSTtv.

2022 FIRST Championship Event Sponsors include:

ARMI|BioFabUSA, The Argosy Foundation, BAE Systems, Bechtel Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, DoD STEM, FedEx Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Gene Haas Foundation, Google, Houston First, John Deere, Mouser Electronics, Inc., NI, Novelis, Inc., PwC US, Rockwell Automation, Inc., SAIC, Society of Women Engineers, TE Connectivity, United Therapeutics Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Waymo, Zebra Technologies

FIRST Championship has an estimated collective impact of $30 million to its 2022 host city of Houston, which is the most diverse city in the United States and home to its second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies. The event will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

For more information about the 2022 FIRST Championship, please visit Media interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register for the event here.


About FIRST®
FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges. An international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. Alumni of FIRST programs gain access to exclusive scholarships, internships, and other opportunities that create connections and open pathways to a wide variety of careers. Learn more at