FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

"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

Founded in 1989 by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST advocates the importance of science and technology in society to the international youth. While this is achieved through a competitive environment, FIRST also endorses leadership qualities such as CoopertitionTM and Gracious ProfessionalismTM. 

Currently, FIRST offers several programs to promote science and technology. Among these programs are: Jr. FLL (Junior FIRST Lego League), FLL (FIRST Lego League), FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), and the most popular, FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition).

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