Kickoff is coming soon. Plus, find out what FIRST alumni, mentors, and teams are doing in their communities to create positive change.
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Save the Date: FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff presented by Novelis

Can you feel the energy? The 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition season kicks off on Saturday, January 7, at 12pm ET. Tune in to FIRSTtv and join the celebration and game reveal of CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas.

Sign up now for a tune-in reminder, so you don’t miss any special guests or jaw-dropping game-play details >>

Finding Community in Neurodivergent of FIRST®

FIRST® alumni Eva and Devin are spreading the word about Neurodivergent of FIRST, an organization founded to advocate and create a community for neurodivergent people who participate in FIRST. "Knowing that I'm not alone and that I have the ability to take action is an extremely empowering feeling,” said founder Eva.

Read more about Neurodivergent of FIRST from Eva and Devin >>

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Connor Osborne, General Motors

Computer science is everywhere – and it’s making a huge impact on the ways we are able to make positive change in the world of sustainable energy. On the FIRST Community blog, FIRST alum Connor Osborne, energy architecture engineer for FIRST Strategic Partner General Motors, discussed the crucial role computer science plays in achieving General Motors’ sustainability goals and how FIRST prepares students for careers in the field.

Meet FIRST alum Connor and learn about his work at General Motors >>

In the News: Longtime Detroit Teacher Leads Robotics Team to Expose Students to Higher Learning

Dedicated FIRST mentors and educators like Tracy Ortiz from FIRST Tech Challenge Team 14005 “Robo-Eagles” help inspire students through life-changing robotics opportunities. “Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money, but I was exposed to different opportunities and that is what I want for all of my students,” Tracy told Detroit Free Press, which followed her team’s preparation for a FIRST® Tech Challenge competition in Michigan.

Read more about Tracy’s commitment to student learning in Detroit Free Press >>

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