Prepare to POWER UP at the FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 season Kickoff; plus, the FIRST 2017 year in review
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FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff: Saturday, January 6

Are you ready to play for real? On Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. ET join FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen and FIRST Distinguished Advisor Woodie Flowers for the reveal of the FIRST® Robotics Competition 2018 season game: FIRST® POWER UPSM. Tune into the live stream on the FIRST Twitch channel for game details and more.

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2017 Year in Review: FIRST Events
2017 Year in Review: FIRST Impact
  • The FIRST Scholarship program grew to over $50 million of available scholarships for FIRST participants and alumni.
  • FIRST announced the 17 recipients of the FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation Grants. The grants expand access of high-quality STEM education to underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • Download the FIRST Impact infographic showcasing data from ongoing longitudinal studies.
2017 Year in Review: FIRST Stories
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