LEARN MORE AT SOURCES: Brandeis University (2016). FIRST ® Longitudinal Study: Finding at Follow-Up. Waltham, MA. FIRST , ® 2015 FIRST Alumni Survey. Brandeis University, 2011 FIRST ® Tech Challenge – FIRST ® Robotics Competition Evaluation & 2013 FIRST ® LEGO ® League Evaluation. Based on decades of findings from external evaluations, external studies as well as internal surveys. Comparison claims based on data from FIRST ® Longitudinal Study comparing average gains for FIRST participants vs. comparison students taking into account differences between the groups at baseline.