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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University’s FIRST Center becomes community STEM hub

Bob Nichols

Director, FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering University

 
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FIRST gave me a safe place to fail and problem-solve

Alex Kaplan

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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FIRST inspires community heroes

Terri Willingham

FIRST Volunteer, Coach, Mentor, Florida; Former FIRST Regional Director

 
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