• "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


    And that's what FIRST does!


    Based in Manchester, NH, FIRST Robotics was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. It is a non-profit organization and was created to motivate people's interest in the areas of science and technology.

    The Mission of FIRST is to motivate young people to be leaders in science and technology, by appointing them in mentor based programs that build engineering, science, and technology skills that produce life capabilities, like self-confidence, communication and leadership.

    Visit the FIRST website at


    Students get to:

    • Learn from professional engineers

    • Build and compete with a robot of their own design 

    • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware

    • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments

    • Earn a place in the World Championship

    • Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships