Newsletter: Celebrate the FIRST Class 2017, learn about the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award winners, and more
For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

Watch the FIRST® Festival of Champions LIVE
The robots are returning to where it all began! Twenty-five years ago, FIRST® launched the ultimate Sport for the Mind™ in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tune in on Twitch as we broadcast live from Manchester this Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET, for the FIRST Festival of Champions. We’ll celebrate the FIRST Class of Champions 2017 and enjoy robot action from winning FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition alliances from FIRST Championship. Does anyone know if you need to put sunblock on a robot?
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FIRST Welcomes FedEx, Two Sigma, and Yale Leaders to Board of Directors
FIRST has announced the election of three new members to the FIRST Board of Directors: Virginia Addicott, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical, Inc., in Green, Ohio; David Siegel, co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments in New York City; and Dr. Vincent Wilczynski, deputy dean of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Students Recognized for Innovations in Animal Interaction at FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award
Students’ inspired ideas to improve how humans interact with animals were recognized at the seventh annual FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award ceremony last month. Twenty FIRST LEGO League teams were honored by Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST. Canadian team The Hydrators took home the top prize: a cash award of $20,000 to help further their automated water post solution.
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OUR VISION: “ 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, Founder