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 helps change lives the world over

Eugene Zheng

FIRST Volunteer, China

 
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FIRST nurtured my interest in international relations

Elisa Moore

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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How to encourage STEM to students in communities where there are no STEM jobs

Camdenton, Missouri

FIRST Progression of Programs School District

 
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FIRST taught me how to work smart, like a startup

Peyton Fitzgerald

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5459 “Ipswich Tigers” and Recipient, Northeastern University’s NU-FIRST Scholarship

 
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