For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, 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. Below are some K-12 programs provided by FIRST.

First Lego League JR is all about capturing young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements. Open to grades K-4.

First Lego League is for elementary and middle school-aged students to research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design. Open to grades 4-8.

First Tech Challenge are for teams of middle and high school-aged students who are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations. Open to grades 7-12.

First Robotics Competition are for high school-aged teams to compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed. Open to grades 9-12.

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