FIRST is a global robotics competition that hopes to
inspire the next generation of scientists and
engineers. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology.”
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of
science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competition is
considered the ultimate Sport for the Mind.
High-school student participants call it “the hardest
fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams
of students are challenged to raise funds, design a
team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and
program industrial-size robots to play a difficult
field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as
close to real-world engineering as a student can get.
Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and
talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an
exciting FIRST Championship.