What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), based in Manchester, NH, was founded in 1989 to encourage students’ interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST is a non-profit, charitable organization that designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Each program arranges competitions at different levels for elementary to high school students. Every year, the organization assigns a game in which robots must perform certain tasks. The four levels of competition that FIRST offers are:
To find out more about FIRST, check out their website, at firstinspires.org …Or, to find more information about a specific program, click on the corresponding logo! Through FIRST, West Torrance Robotics works towards inspiring young minds to become future engineers, programmers, and business workers.