Announcing the FIRST x UNCF Scholars Program, which will serve students pursuing undergraduate programs at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
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“More Than Robots” on Disney+ Celebrates FIRST® Community

Our global robotics community is at the center of the original documentary “More Than Robots” streaming now on Disney+. Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival last week, critics are calling it “a sports film like you’ve never seen before” and “an inspiring tale of teamwork and what happens when kids are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild.”

Read more as FIRST® CEO Chris Moore reflects on what makes our sport truly More Than RobotsSM for the Inspire blog »

FIRST Championship Hotel Booking Now Open

The 2022 FIRST Championship is only weeks away. Whether you’re competing with your team, volunteering to support the next generation of innovators, or celebrating from the cheering section, book your stay with FIRST for exclusive discounts and benefits. Housing is now open for teams, volunteers, and all attendees.

Book now so you don’t miss a minute of the action »

FIRST and UNCF Announce New Scholars Program

FIRST announced a new initiative that, in cooperation with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), will make scholarships available to students who are pursuing undergraduate programs in their field of choice at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The FIRST x UNCF Scholars Program is a new effort that builds on many FIRST collaborations to develop and deliver strategies that remove barriers and ensure greater access to FIRST programs and educational opportunities for youth around the world.

Read more about the FIRST x UNCF Scholars Program »

Build the Future Spotlight: Space Cookies

FIRST® Robotics Challenge Team 1868 “Space Cookies” from the Bay Area in California is expanding their award-winning 2021 FIRST® Innovation Challenge project focused on menstrual equity. They’re working to ensure menstrual products are free and easily accessible at FIRST Robotics Competition events around the world to enable safe, healthy, enjoyable, and fully inclusive experiences. With Disney and Lucasfilm, we’re sharing their story as part of our Build the Future powered by Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.

Read more about Space Cookies and submit your team’s story of building a better, more inclusive future for everyone »

New Kahoot! for Women’s History Month

Throughout history, women have spoken up, challenged expectations, and stood on the frontlines of change to make a difference. In honor of Women’s History Month, FIRST has developed a Kahoot! activity that showcases inspiring women in STEM and girls participating in our dynamic robotics program.

Play the “Celebrating Women in STEM Today” Kahoot! »
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