Plus, save the date for the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff on January 8, 2022.
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This Week: Save 15% in the FIRST® Store

#OMGrobots, cyber shopping just got so much better! You can now shop the FIRST® Store today through December 3 and receive 15% off your FIRST and FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm season merch orders with code SAVE15, no minimum purchase required. Start shopping now»


Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with FIRST

Looking for activities to do with your students during #CSEdWeek (December 6-10)? On the FIRST Inspire blog, we have five FIRST-inspired activities to help you celebrate the fun of learning computer science in your classroom or with your team.

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Save the date: FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

Join the FIRST community on January 8, 2022, for the 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff presented by Ford. We’ll reveal the RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company season game and invite special guests to celebrate. The FIRSTtv broadcast will begin at 12 noon Eastern Time on January 8.

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2022 FIRST Professional Development Available

Join our upcoming remote FIRST Certified Professional Development courses in January and February for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® Tech Challenge to gain the necessary tools to bring FIRST programs to your classroom or a structured afterschool program. We’ll have additional 2022 dates to announce soon.

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Special Thanks to Our #GivingTuesday Supporters!

We’re full of gratitude for all in the FIRST community who supported us yesterday on Giving Tuesday, the global day of philanthropy, by donating or sharing messages about FIRST and our local affiliates. Your continued support helps empower the next generation of Gracious Professionals who innovate to make the world a better place. If you missed the celebration, join us by making a Giving Tuesday donation.

Final Days to Purchase: Give the Gift of Inspiration

The 2021 Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar commemorative coin is the perfect way to show appreciation for educators this holiday season. Christa’s legacy is a reminder of the incredible impact teachers have on students – and therefore, the future – and honors all the educators and mentors who inspire others to pursue knowledge and careers in education, space, STEM and more. By purchasing a coin, you are supporting kids in STEM and continuing Christa’s legacy. They are only available until the end of 2021! Learn more about how to purchase at
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