FIRST® — “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”
FIRST®‘s vision: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”-Dean Kamen, visionary and founder of FIRST®.
FIRST®‘s mission is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”
This year, over 293,000 students, 26,800 teams, 51,000 mentors and 50,000 other volunteers (and 24,000 robots!) will take part in FIRST® programs. Team 3637, now in its eighth season, is a proud participant in the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC). For more information about FRC, click here. To learn how to get involved, click here or e-mail us at [email protected].