FIRST RELIC RECOVERY presented by Qualcomm, FIRST POWER UP, and the impact of FIRST on one low-income school district
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

Season Kickoff: FIRST® RELIC RECOVERYSM Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated

Experience the thrill of discovery in the 2017-2018 FIRST® Tech Challenge season: FIRST® RELIC RECOVERYSM presented by Qualcomm. This season, an estimated 60,000 students from 25 countries will design, build, program, and operate robots to play the adventure-themed game. During their expedition, students will form alliances, practice engineering principles, and develop STEM skills.

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FIRST® POWER UPSM Teaser Revealed

Prepare to play for real in the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition engineering challenge: FIRST® POWER UPSM. This season, more than 3,600 teams will work together to design, build, and program robots in just six-weeks. Full game details will be released during Kickoff, Saturday, January 6, 2018. For now, enjoy the video teaser.  

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Bringing Engineering Opportunities to Title I Schools

For over 10 years, FIRST® has created pathways to success for students in Lawrence, Massachusetts. As a Title I school district, over 63 percent of students in Lawrence are from economically disadvantaged families. Discover how participation in FIRST Robotics Competition has impacted the students and the district.

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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