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About FIRST®

"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."  Dean Kamen, FIRST® Founder

FIRST® was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Learn more about the tremendous impact FIRST has through its various programs for students K-12.

Our Celebration

FIRST will hold its annual FIRST Inspire Celebration on November 1st, 2018 at Cipriani at 55 Wall Street, New York City. The event will begin at 6 pm with a Reception with Robots and dinner and program begins at 7 pm. The event will highlight the life changing experiences students can receive with our programs through generous donations.

For more information or to purchase a table, please contact Pat Daly at or call us 603.206.2000.