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 taught me valuable coding and leadership skills

Christina Li

FIRST Alumna, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 217, The Thunder Chickens, of Sterling Heights, Michigan
White House Science Fair participant

 
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FIRST prepares students for college success

Diana Marsala

2015 Dean’s List Finalist, FIRST Alum

 
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FIRST is about constantly growing, learning, and improving

Connor Tinker

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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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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