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.