Recognizing 30 years of FIRST, young women enacting change through FIRST, and watch our movement grow
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

FIRST LAUNCH 2019 Celebrates Space Innovation

The FIRST LAUNCH 2019 season will mark 30 years of FIRST® inspiring young people to reach for the stars. This season, over 575,000 students will explore space across all FIRST programs.


FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams will embark on a lunar expedition in MISSION MOONSM.


FIRST® LEGO® League teams will explore the space field in INTO ORBITSM.


FIRST® Tech Challenge teams will compete in a planetary-rover-themed game called ROVER RUCKUS Presented By Qualcomm Incorporated.


FIRST® Robotics Competition teams will celebrate the exploration of the unknown with DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company.

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Young Women Enacting Change Through FIRST

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, meet passionate young women who are taking the STEM skills they learned in FIRST and using them to make a difference.

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With Your Support, FIRST Continues to Grow

With the support of our community of sponsors, donors, mentors, coaches, volunteers, and educators, FIRST did a lot of growing this year. From the number of student participants, to the number of underserved communities we reached, our horizons grew — but the real story is one the numbers don’t tell. Learn more about the impact of FIRST this past season, and how you helped us get there.


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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