The Force is building. FIRST RISE will bring students from across the galaxy together to build a better future
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

FIRST® RISESM Powered by Star Wars: Force for Change

At FIRST Championship, Mark Hamill and R2-D2 helped reveal the 2019-2020 season, FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. The cross-program theme will set out to inspire citizens of the galaxy to build a stronger, more sustainable future.



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Congratulations, FIRST Championship Detroit Teams

Last week in Detroit, over 43,000 students, coaches, and supporters celebrated innovation at the 2019 FIRST Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated. Congratulations to the 700+ teams who competed and exhibited across all FIRST programs, and thank you to the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible.

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Amazon Provides Robotics Grants to 100 Schools

Last month, Amazon and FIRST announced that 100 schools will receive Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grants to bring game-changing FIRST programs to underrepresented and underserved communities across 21 states.

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OUR VISION: “ 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