A GLOBAL ROBOTICS COMMUNITY PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE
FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST was founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in 1989. FIRST organises International High-School Robotics Competitions.