FIRST® programs support educators by engaging students in STEM learning and preparing them for the future through hands-on fun while helping kids transfer STEM concepts to real-world applications.

I’m a firm believer in FIRST – it boosts confidence, builds collaborative skills, and is hands-on. It takes the best of pedagogy, and best practices in Education, and brings it all together.

Urvi Shah, Stoneridge Catholic School, Bethesda MD

Educator-Focused Stories

FIRST ® & Qualcomm: A Pioneering Partnership to Inspire Young Innovators

Qualcomm Incorporated

FIRST Strategic Partner

 
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I learned to thrive in ever-changing environments

Jillian Bejtlich

FIRST® Alum & Volunteer

 
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FIRST boosts graduation and college enrollment rates in Pacific Northwest

Umatilla High School

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4125, Confidential, of Umatilla, Oregon

 
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I’m still learning new job skills as a FIRST mentor

Rachel Clark

FIRST Alum and Mentor

 
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