"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, Founder of FIRST
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization takes the challenges of sports and athletics and combines it with knowledge of science and engineering. Founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, FIRST has grown from an organization into a worldwide movement inspiring youths, adults, and even large corporations to participate in these events. FIRST now has 170,000+ supporters and 350,000+ bright, young students behind it as it shapes the next generation of Scientists and Engineers. Be sure to click below to learn about the exciting programs in FIRST.