Plus, celebrating 35 years of FIRST and a Forbes article from FIRST CEO Chris Moore
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Coming Soon: A Season Theme So Expansive You Can See It from Outer Space

Our 2024-2025 season theme will be announced soon, and you won’t want to miss a drop of the excitement. To celebrate, we’ve released our season teaser video.

2024-2025 FIRST Season Teaser


Watch our 2024-2025 season theme teaser video >>

FIRST® CEO on How Companies can Fortify their Talent Pipelines via STEM Mentorship

“With guidance from adult STEM mentors, students should reap myriad benefits, including bridging learning gaps, having an awareness of a wide variety of future careers and engaging with strong role models. But the benefits go both ways: Youth mentorship can, in turn, help reinvigorate adult mentors, hone their communication skills and boost their confidence.”

Adult mentorship is crucial for preparing today’s students to become fearless innovators ready to enter the workforce. In Forbes, FIRST® CEO Chris Moore discusses the importance of youth mentorship, specifically corporate support, and the ways it not only positively impacts the student, but significantly builds the workforce pipeline. 

Read more via Forbes >>

FIRST in the News: FIRST Team “G-Force Robotics” Spread STEM Awareness

"A little over a year ago, these girls didn't know how to use power tools, code in Java or build robots. Working as a team, they built their winning robot in about eight weeks for a competition." - Lt. Col. Shannon Mann, coach of G-Force Robotics 

The members of FIRST® Robotics Competition team “G-Force Robotics,” sponsored by DoD STEM, are dedicated to applying their experience to inspire and encourage girls' participation in STEM and beyond. During the 2023 season, the team logged 3,200 hours of volunteer service that primarily focused on STEM outreach in their communities while also being named a Rookie All Star winner at FIRST Championship. 

Read more of their story >>

Save the Date: Celebrating 35 Years of FIRST

March 20, 2024, marks 35 years of inspiring youth around the world with life-changing robotics programs. FIRST is giving young people the skills, confidence, and resilience to build a better world.

Get a jump on celebrating while supporting the mission for the next generation by checking out the virtual auction. Check back throughout the month as exclusive items and experiences are added.

Check out the virtual auction >>

Vote in the FIRST Championship Sponsor Video Contest

With support all season from FIRST sponsors, we’ll soon welcome tens of thousands of attendees to the 2024 FIRST Championship presented by BAE Systems. Join in the fun and help recognize our sponsors by voting in our sponsor video contest. The video that receives the most votes by March 29 will be played during Closing Celebration at the 2024 FIRST Championship.

Vote now in our sponsor video contest >>

#PeopleofSTEAM: Meet Alexis

Alexis is a 5th grade teacher in South Carolina, a member of the 2023 Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program cohort, and a FIRST® LEGO® League Explore mentor. She infuses STEAM into every subject she teaches by encouraging her students to ask questions and then dig for the answers. She says, “Learning math? Build it! Learning about force and motion? Let’s engineer it, crash it and fix it! Learning about U.S. history? Let’s draw it then animate it!” This approach has allowed her students to get creative when problem solving but also helped Alexis continue to learn right alongside of them. She says that every year, even if a project or lesson was previously taught, it becomes new and different with every group of students.

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