On May 2, our community virtually recognizes the achievements of our robotics teams, students and the people who supported them this season
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We are extremely proud, thankful, and inspired

During this global pandemic, FIRST teams from around the world have shown what we’ve known for a long time – that FIRST is more than robots. Read the open letter to FIRST teams on the Inspire blog.

Join us for the FIRST Virtual Showcase

This Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. ET on FIRSTtv, FIRST will recognize the achievements of FIRST teams, mentors, coaches, and volunteers for the FIRST RISE powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season. Join us in the virtual bleachers to cheer them on!

Tune in to the FIRST Virtual Showcase presented by Qualcomm to see highlights from FIRST events, hear from FIRST founder Dean Kamen and other guests, and cheer on the individuals and teams being honored with special awards. Learn more and save the date.

Celebrate Star Wars Day with FIRST

Celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday, May 4, with Galactic Builders LIVE at 1:00 p.m. ET on FIRSTtv. Host and FIRST alum Libby Kamen will interview the animatronics engineer and co-creator of BB-8, Matt Denton, as he shares what it’s like building BB-8, his approach to building engineering marvels, and how you can get involved in animatronics.

Matt will also share a closer look at building his very own D-O, the loveable droid from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and answer your questions live! Submit your questions.

Continue building STEM skills @ home

FIRST @ Home highlights no-cost creative activities and resources for online learning, skill building, FIRST-supported activities, and more. We will continue to add, create, and feature amazing content from FIRST and our friends and partners.

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