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FIRST STRONGHOLD Revealed Amid Much Fanfare

The 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game FIRST STRONGHOLDSM was launched on January 9 to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., hometown of FIRST headquarters—where Senator for New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and New Hampshire Governor Margaret Hassan (D-N.H.) encouraged students to become the next generation of […]

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New Strategic Alliances

FIRST announced new alliance collaborations with three organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Electronics Component Industry (ECIA) Association, and Sigma Phi Delta. These new alliances will join FIRST to advocate and promote career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in grades K-12 and higher education; build on existing STEM-related programs; and seek ways to engage […]

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FIRST Announces Scholarship Program Milestone

$25 Million Available to High School Students; Nearly 200 Providers Offer College Scholarship Opportunities to FIRST Alumni FIRST® announced a milestone in its 20-year-old scholarship program: In 2016, $25 million in college scholarship opportunities will be made available to nearly 200 providers to FIRST alumni. The scholarship program connects FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics […]

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Robotics: The Only High School Sport Where Every Kid Can Go Pro

FIRST® Builds Momentum for Robotics as Official Extracurricular Sports Activity; Texas Joins Growing List of States to Sanction Robotics Program as Official Sport FIRST® announced a major step forward in the movement to sanction robotics as an official extracurricular sports activity in high schools across the country. This announcement coincides with the launch of a […]

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2015 FIRST Championship

Students Bring their Custom-Built Robots and Team Spirit to the Largest Sport for the Mind™ Showdown More than 18,000 students (ages 6 to 18) from around the globe traveled to St. Louis, Mo., from April 22-25, 2015 and put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science […]

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“Queens for a Day” – Junior FIRST LEGO League Team Welcomed at White House

Eight-year-old Natalie Hurley joined Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) to “build with LEGO” and “meet cool people.” What she got was so much more. Last May, as a second-grader, she and her fellow “LEGO Queens” of Junior FIRST LEGO League Team 248 embarked on an amazing adventure. Natalie and her teammates—Avery Dodson, Miriam Schaffer, Amber […]

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FIRST® RECYCLE RUSHSM 2015 Robotics Game Unveiled

Inventor and FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen launched the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) season with the kickoff of a new robotics game called RECYCLE RUSHSM before a crowd of more than 800 people at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., hometown of FIRST headquarters. Nearly 75,000 high school students on approximately 3,000 teams at […]

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“Spare Parts” Movie Debuts in Theaters Featuring Robots Built by FIRST Teams

The stars are aligning for science and engineering as a new movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Carlos PenaVega, and Marisa Tomei about a high-school robotics team made its debut in theaters in January. The movie, “Spare Parts,” is based on FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 842 – Falcon Robotics from Carl Hayden Community High […]

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