Watch the CHARGED UP presented by Haas game animation to see what’s in store for FIRST Robotics Competition teams this season.
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2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition Season Game

FIRST® launched the 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition season on January 7 with the unveiling of a new energy-inspired game called CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas. The broadcast of the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff was presented by Novelis in collaboration with the United States Space Force and virtually attended by thousands of students, mentors, and FIRST supporters from around the world. 

In CHARGED UP, teams are inspired to see the potential of energy storage in a new light as they compete to charge up their communities. 

Visit the Game & Season page to watch the game animation and find all the details >>

Learn more about the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Suppliers >>

2022 FIRST Annual Impact Report Available Now

The 2022 FIRST Annual Impact Report, More Than Robots®, celebrates our mission impact and looks back at our 2021-2022 season, including highlights from FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm; a behind-the-scenes spotlight on the 2022 release of the Disney+ documentary “More Than Robots”; and inspiring stories of FIRST teams and alumni making an impact in their backyards and on a global scale. With the support of a global community, last season more than 500,000 FIRST participants gained the skills and self-confidence to build a better future 

View and share the interactive FIRST Annual Impact Report >>

Mentoring Month Spotlight: Luke Kindelin

National Mentoring Month celebrates and highlights the importance of mentoring within our communities, schools, and organizations. FIRST coaches and mentors are vital to the success of our students and our programs. The FIRST Mentor Network, sponsored by NI, provides our teams access to passionate, engaged mentors, while giving mentors the opportunity to use their unique skill sets and have meaningful involvement with one or more teams.  

Read how Luke Kindelin, NI R&D Test Systems Engineer, uses the FIRST Mentor Network to inspire students in Texas and beyond >>
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