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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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