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  1. Changing the Culture Through FIRST®
  2. 2020 World Championship Updates
  3. Episode 4 of Galactic Builders now available
Changing the Culture Through FIRST®
The mission of FIRST is to change our culture to recognize the critical importance of STEM and inspire our next generation of leaders. The way we do that is to make FIRST available to as many students as possible, and the key driver to making FIRST available are our volunteers. Read more in our “We Need More Folks Just Like You!” blog post.
Coming Soon - Exciting Updates About 2020 FIRST Championship
If you’ve joined us at FIRST Championship before, you know it’s a fun, rewarding, and life-changing multi-day celebration that brings together all FIRST programs to cap off the season. We’re working on some changes to make the 2020 FIRST Championship events in Houston and Detroit even more fun, rewarding, and life-changing. Enhancements include more exciting experiences for all throughout the week and a custom closing ceremony for each program on Saturday afternoon. We’ll be sharing more details about these changes around the new year.
Houston: April 15 - 18, 2020
Detroit: April 29 - May 2, 2020
Episode 4 of Galactic Builders now available: A Visit to Industrial Light & Magic
In episode 4 of Galactic Builders, students from FIRST® Robotics Competition team “The Funky Monkeys” (San Jose, CA) get a behind-the-scenes tour of Industrial Light & Magic, and learn how droids from the Star Wars galaxy, like K-2SO, are brought to life through visual effects tools and technologies like motion capture. Previous episodes featured FIRST students meeting with engineers and designers who use robotics to bring Star Wars experiences to life at Hasbro HQ, Lucasfilm, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Watch all four episodes and share!


FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Support
We can't thank our awesome sponsors enough! Thank you to our Season Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, our Official Program Sponsor Collins Aerospace, and our Official 3D Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Sponsor, PTC!