Tune into FIRSTtv at 10 a.m. ET for the reveal of the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition season game. Plus, a look back at 30 years of FIRST.
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INFINITE RECHARGESM kicks off tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 4, at 10:00 a.m. ET, is the 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition season Kickoff! Tune into FIRSTtv for the pre-show, exclusive interviews, special guests, and the INFINITE RECHARGESM game reveal. Can’t wait? Tune into FIRSTtv tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET for a behind-the-scenes peek at FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen’s house, DEKA, and some of his most impactful inventions.



Star Wars announces Build My Droid Contest winner

Congratulations to Camille Manet, grand prize winner of the Build My Droid Contest powered by Star Wars: Force for Change and FIRST. In October, Star Wars and FIRST teamed up to give fans and artists ages 16 and up the chance to design a droid for the Star Wars galaxy. Camille created astromech droid KP-1, which will be brought to life by Lucasfilm and included in an upcoming Star Wars project! Dean Kamen was among the panel of judges for this contest of finalist entries.

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Looking back at 30 years of FIRST

FIRST and Beyond, the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Impact Report, is now available. Through stories and data, FIRST and Beyond highlights 30 years of FIRST inspiration and innovation, looks back at the FIRST LAUNCH season, and profiles members of the FIRST community.

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4 lessons from world-class engineers at Apple HQ

FIRST participant Ishaan Oberoi shares his experience learning from Apple engineers at the Apple Engineering Technology Camp, where he built on skills he developed through FIRST and then brought his takeaways back to his FIRST® Tech Challenge team. Interested in being nominated for this special opportunity at the headquarters of FIRST Strategic Partner Apple? FIRST students can apply until Monday, January 6.

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Gear up for Kickoff

New year, new style. Show off your FIRST pride with the latest FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, limited-edition apparel and accessories available in the FIRST Store.

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