Plus, we are proud to announce The Gene Haas Foundation as a FIRST Strategic Partner.
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Happy National Robotics Week!

Engaging students in robotics at an early age is instrumental in developing lifelong STEM learners who are equipped with the skills needed for future success. In celebration of National Robotics Week, Tammy Pankey, FIRST® Sr. Manager of Curriculum, shared five robotics activities that can be used inside and outside of the classroom to build important transferrable holistic and technical skills.

Find five National Robotics Week activities on the Inspire blog »

Thank you, FIRST® Volunteers!

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, we are celebrating the thousands of FIRST volunteers who create a path forward for the next generation and inspire young people to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. Thank you for your dedication and work to ensure a better future for all.

FIRST Volunteers: Enter the Volunteer Month Raffle by April 30 to win one of ten swag packs »

The Gene Haas Foundation Expands FIRST Support

We are proud to announce The Gene Haas Foundation as a FIRST Strategic Partner. Over the last eight years, The Gene Haas Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support FIRST teams and events, and are committed to helping us make real-world STEM learning experiences accessible to even more young people.

Read more about our new FIRST Strategic Partner »

More Than Mentors: Meet Fuzz & Fatima

We interviewed husband-and-wife mentoring team Fazlul “Fuzz” Zubair and Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, who appear along with their FIRST® Robotics Competition teams in the original documentary “More Than Robots,” now streaming on Disney+, about mentoring different teams: “The best thing about FIRST is that there really is no such thing as ‘competing’ teams… We are all part of the same community and the students from both teams are our future.”

Read more from mentors Fuzz and Fatima on the Community blog »

Build the Future Spotlight: Cerbotics

FIRST Robotics Challenge Team 4400 “Cerbotics” is part of the first school in Mexico to have robotics teams in each of the FIRST programs. Working with a local foundation that educates deaf children, the team learned Mexican Sign Language and helped start a FIRST team of children with learning differences and eagerness to explore. With Disney and Lucasfilm, we’re sharing their story as part of our Build the Future powered by Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.

Read more about Cerbotics and submit your team’s story of building a better, more inclusive future for everyone »

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