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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I create innovative automated solutions as a software developer

Michael Hodson

FIRST Alum & Mentor

 
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FIRST helped me land a high-tech internship

Nicole Martindale

FIRST Alum, Volunteer & Mentor

 
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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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