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2017 FIRST® Championship Newsletter
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 FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm

FIRST® Announces Qualcomm® Incorporated’s Return as Presenting Sponsor for 2017 Championship Events in Houston and St. Louis

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international not-for-profit K-12 organization founded to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, today announced that Qualcomm® Incorporated will return as Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 FIRST Championship, happening in Houston (April 19-22) and St. Louis (April 26-29). 


FIRST team

Welcome to the 2017 FIRST Championship!

FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and FIRST President Don Bossi invite you to celebrate engineering, technology, and the next generation of pioneering entrepreneurs and innovators at the 2017 FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm. Join us as a spectator, or become a vital part of the event by applying for a Volunteer role.



💻 Don't miss the excitement! If you can't join us in person, watch matches, interviews, and analysis on the Twitch live feeds, #FIRSTChampLive. WATCH LIVE »

⌨️ Join the conversation on social. Follow FIRST on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and share using the hashtag #FIRSTChamp. CONNECT »

🚌 Attending FIRST Championship St. Louis? Register for Monsanto's Agricultural Technology tour at their Chesterfield, Missouri, facility by April 13. SIGN UP »

🙋 Attending Championship as a FIRST participant? Volunteer as a Student Ambassador, and help give tours to special guests of FIRST. READ MORE »

▶️ Watch Sponsor videos on the FIRST Championship website sponsored by Google, and vote for which one gets played during Closing Celebrations. VOTE »

🤖 Connect with Sponsors, Alliances, Suppliers, and Scholarship Providers, and enjoy hands-on fun for all ages at the FIRST Innovation Faire. Learn more: HOUSTON » | ST. LOUIS »

📚 Gain new technical skills, fundraising tips, career advice, and more at the 2017 FIRST Championship Conferences Presented by Southwest, ViaSat, and Walt Disney Imagineering – free and open to all. View schedules: HOUSTON » | ST. LOUIS »

🎓 NEW: Alumni are invited to attend the FIRST Championship FIRST Alumni Mixers Presented by BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, and NVIDIA, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Houston (April 20) and St. Louis (April 27). REGISTER »

📱 Download the 2017 FIRST Championship app sponsored by Bechtel for detailed program schedules, interactive maps, alerts, and more. DOWNLOAD »

📢 If you're in Washington, D.C., on April 22, attend the free National Math Festival to support presenting FIRST teams "GaCo" and "Hail Hydraulics." LEARN MORE »

Thank You 2017 FIRST Championship Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated
Program Sponsors Abbott Fund, Bechtel, Belden, FedEx, Google, Inc., Monsanto, Nokia Bell Labs, NRG, NVIDIA, Twitch, U.S. Air Force
Sponsors BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bosch, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. William H. Danforth, The Dow Chemical Co., Edward Jones, Hilton, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, IBM Corporation, Mouser Electronics, Nidec Motor Corporation, Phillips 66, Picatinny STEM, PwC US, Southwest Airlines, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments, Uber, ViaSat, Vulcan Spring, Walt Disney Imagineering

And as always, thank you to our
FIRST Strategic Partners and Founding Sponsors

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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