On August 1, season materials for the 2023-2024 FIRST LEGO League will be released
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It’s nearly showtime! FIRST® LEGO® League MASTERPIECE launches Tuesday, August 1, at Noon ET, and team and Class Pack registration is now open. Students around the globe will shine the spotlight on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) as they imagine and innovate new ways to create and communicate art. Season materials for the Challenge, Explore, and Discover divisions will be available for download as well as MASTERPIECE wallpapers, social graphics, and posters.


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How FIRST® Changed These Teens’ Lives

After joining FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 1868, Space Cookies, without any robotics experience, Natalie Holm and Paige Yun recently competed in the 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems, each playing pivotal roles in the building and programming of Space Cookies’ dishwasher-sized robot. “I had this expectation that you had to have a certain level of [STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math] experience,” Paige told Teen Vogue. “But seeing the support and the community of the veterans and the older girls willing to spend their free time teaching new girls anything from writing grant applications to CAD to programming the robot, I found that support system really inspiring.”

Read more about their transformation on the Space Cookies in
Teen Vogue >>

Dean’s Homework: Share Your Story!

Stories connect the FIRST community by showing us the common threads amongst our various experiences and igniting curiosity in areas we’ve never explored. This season, Dean’s Homework – assigned by FIRST founder Dean Kamen – challenges us to embrace our inner storyteller by sharing our FIRST experiences with the world. Share your inspiring FIRST story with #DeansHomework and you just might be featured on the FIRST Official social channels.

Learn more about Dean’s Homework >>

Resource: Support and Inclusion for Youth with Disabilities

In collaboration with KIT (Kids Included Together), FIRST offers a variety of trainings for mentors to develop a better understanding of some of the challenges youth with disabilities face, and how to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment for everyone on their FIRST teams.

Find resources related to disability inclusion on the FIRST
Community blog >>

Dow & FIRST Expand Commitment to Young Innovators

Long-standing FIRST Strategic Partner Dow has extended their commitment with FIRST through 2026. FIRST and Dow will continue working together to expand FIRST programs in key international markets while promoting inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging.

Read more about the partnership on Dow.com >>

OUR VISION: “...to 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