WHAT IS FIRST®

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills.



FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a program for all high school students. Every January, our team begins to design, build, and program a new robot to meet that year's challenge. This six-week time period (the Build Season) is the "Hardest fun you'll ever have". 

Current Game

Destination: Deep Space (2019)

Previous Games

Power Up (2018)

STEAMworks (2017)

FIRST Stronghold (2016)

Recycle Rush (2015)

Aerial Assist (2014)

Ultimate Ascent (2013)

Rebound Rumble (2012)