History and Goals

FIRST was started in 1992 by Dean Kamen. FIRST is an acronym for "For Inspiration and Reconition of Science and Technology". One of FIRST's major goal is to inspire and motivate young people to pursue careers in science and technology. Each season, teams are given 6 weeks to construct a working robot that is customized to accomplish a certain task.

The teams consist of high school students that are partnered with teacher's and engineer's to create a first hand experience, in order to educate and inspire the students. FIRST allows students to obtain information and knowledge about engineering and technology in a hands on way. The goals of FIRST is to not only motivate students into technology based careers, but to build the students into self confident leader's.

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