“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”

 

FIRST is an international organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. It began in a New Hampshire High School’s gym, with only 26 teams, and has grown over the years and currently has 3 programs with a total of over 32,000 teams, and more than 350,000 students enrolled in FIRST programs. There are teams in several countries besides the United States, including Chile, Mexico, Israel, and China. The three competitions that are a part ofFIRST are FLL (FIRST Lego League), FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). Team 4 competes in FRC, in which teams are given a game on the first Saturday of January, and then have 6 weeks to prototype, design, build, wire, and program a robot to fulfill certain tasks in the game.”