2023 FIRST Championship presented by BAE Systems is two weeks away. Don’t miss the Closing Celebration broadcast, when we’ll reveal our season theme for 2023-2024
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FIRST® Announces BAE Systems, Inc. as Presenting Sponsor for 2023 FIRST Championship

Today, FIRST® announced that BAE Systems will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, happening in Houston, Texas April 19-22. Thank you to BAE Systems and all our sponsors!

Read the announcement in our press room >>


Spectator Registration Open for FIRST Championship

We’re just two weeks away from the 2023 FIRST Championship event at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, the culmination of the FIRST ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season. If you plan to join us, please note FIRST requires every FIRST Championship attendee to be registered and badged.

Visit firstchampionship.org for registration and hotel details, event guides, schedules, and information about the city of Houston >>

Save the Date: 2023-2024 FIRST Season Reveal

We’re preparing the spotlight to reveal our 2023-2024 robotics season theme. Sign up for an email reminder and tune in live on April 22 at 2:30 pm ET to the 2023 FIRST Championship Closing Celebration show to catch the season reveal.

Watch the 2023-2024 FIRST season teaser for a sneak peek >>

Happy Volunteer Month

At FIRST, our volunteers are vital to the success of our students and programs. For Volunteer Month, FIRST CEO Chris Moore shared a video message to express our gratitude for all FIRST volunteers. “Whether you’re a coach, mentor, or event volunteer, your dedication to FIRST participants and the FIRST community energizes us all,” he said.

Learn more about how FIRST volunteers empower the next generation of changemakers and innovators >>

Tips from a Recruiter: Discussing Your FIRST Experience During A Job Interview

FIRST participants, volunteers, and mentors/coaches devote their time and energy to FIRST and developing and honing skills to help build their futures. “Participating in FIRST illustrates to potential employers that you are committed to achieving the highest standards of excellence, are capable of collaborating with others, and will go the extra mile when problem-solving,” says Ilene Rein, job search strategist and executive recruiter, who shares in our career blog series how to talk about your FIRST experience during job interviews to land your dream STEM job.

Read Ilene’s tips for discussing your FIRST experience during a job interview on the FIRST Community blog >>

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