All About FIRST®

FIRST® is an acronym for For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology.

“FIRST 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 21st century work-life skills.”*

FIRST offers four programs based on age level:

Team 340 is an FRC team. We have also assisted in creating and mentoring many FLL teams.

*For additional information about first, check out the FIRST web site.