For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)
FIRST is a non-profit organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1992, whose main goal is to help young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Annual international robotics competition result in the students wining recognition, gaining self-confidence, developing people and life skills, making new friends, and sometimes discovering unforeseen careers.
“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”
-Dean Kamen, Founder