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 mentor leads students into brighter futures

Chelsey Roebuck

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1218; Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1660; Co-founder, Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE)

 
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Teacher inspires a culture change through high school robotics and crowdfunding

Monique Dituri

FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor & STEM Teacher, Clifton High School, NJ

 
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Grant funding supports STEM engagement at Detroit youth recreation center

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

FIRST STEM Community

 
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FIRST helped me gain confidence to launch a manufacturing startup

Max Friefeld

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 687; Co-founder, Voodoo Manufacturing

 
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