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Manchester, NH
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Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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.

Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 © (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 a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Oct 20, 2014

Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECTSM

4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season

Oct 10, 2014

Apply today for a grant to help your 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Team with registration costs. The grant is a two year grant where you’ll submit an application along with your business plan for the first year, and then share “lessons learned” for the second year application.

Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, November 2nd at 11:59 P.M. EST and must include a business plan.

Learn more about the grants available and how to apply.