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 nurtured my interest in international relations

Elisa Moore

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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FIRST transforms students into community leaders

Anika Yardi

2016 FIRST Dean’s List Winner, Maryland

 
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FIRST inspires engineers

Nicki Bonczyk

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, Mentor, and Coach

 
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Bringing schools together for STEM success

Heather Naviasky

Regional Manager of School Partnerships, the Y of Central Maryland

 
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