Plus, Star Wars actors show their support for FIRST teams, and a chance to video chat with Dean
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Free Training on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) is a core component of our work and culture here at FIRST®. However, we realize there is much more work to do. We must, can, and will be doing more. We hope you join us as we learn and grow.

If you’re looking for an action to take right now to support ED&I within the FIRST community, we encourage everyone, from staff to our youth participants, to be engaged in ongoing conversations and use our free online trainings developed with the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), Kids Included Together (KIT), and our ED&I Youth Advisory Committee

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Watch FIRST® teams on Food Network’s Duff Takes the Cake on June 22

FIRST will be featured on Food Network’s Duff Takes the Cake! Tune in to Food Network on June 22 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT to watch Duff Goldman and his team of talented decorators bring a Star Wars droid cake to life with a surprise delivery to FIRST® Robotics Competition students at the INFINITE RECHARGESM Los Angeles North Regional competition.

New FIRST @ Home activities available

FIRST remains committed to continuing our efforts to give students the skills and confidence they need to change the world - today and tomorrow. We’re sharing weekly STEM learning and skill development activities that can be easily facilitated from home during distance learning, virtual summer camps, virtual team meetings, and other remote environments on our FIRST @ Home site.

A chance to video chat with Dean Kamen

ARMI (Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute) is hosting daily challenges for anyone interested in learning about the world of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Play ARMI’s TEMPtation game online and you just may win a chance to video chat with FIRST, ARMI, and DEKA founder Dean Kamen.

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FIRST inspires students to be forces for change in their communities

Star Wars actors Daisy Ridley, Kelly Marie Tran, and Oscar Isaac highlighted a few of the FIRST teams tackling challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in a video message to the FIRST community last month. Watch their message.

Dean Kamen founded FIRST to inspire young people to become science and technology innovators and leaders, ready to solve the world’s greatest challenges. In 2020, you've seen FIRST students and alumni use their FIRST-built skills for good. If you’re able to make a donation to the FIRST mission at this time, you can help us raise future scientists and innovators ready to solve all the world's challenges.

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Shop discounts in the FIRST Store

Commemorate the FIRST® RISESM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season. Shop online now for official merchandise priced below cost to bring you savings of 50%!
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