Hero Image

INSPIRATION IS EVERWHERE

Featured Image

Display Title

FIRST encourages perseverance

Sub Title

Maya Varma

FIRST Alumna
Winner, Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship

When I joined FIRST with my friends, I wasn't dreaming of engineering. I just wanted to have fun. As a result, the creative engineering skills I accumulated over years of building and rebuilding robots for FIRST programs helped me win the Intel Science Award for my medical devices. But FIRST programs taught me more than just technical skills. They taught all of us perseverance. Our team’s early robot was a miserable failure. But we kept at it and eventually won awards at Championship, and I even got invited to the White House Science Fair. We learned how to deal with failure and improve ourselves, all while having fun.


Read More Stories

FIRST helps change lives the world over

Andrew Bannish 

FIRST Volunteer, China

 
viewFIRST Volunteer

I learned what it takes to be a successful engineer through FIRST

David Gomez

FIRST Alum

 
viewFIRST Alum
NEW

FIRST experience turns challenges to opportunities for LA teen

Yohance Salimu

FIRST Alumnus, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1692, CougarBots, of Los Angeles; Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force

 
viewFIRST Alum

FIRST builds my students into leaders

Sherry Comer

Camdenton R-III Afterschool Services Director & FIRST Mentor

 
viewFIRST Mentor
NEW