What is FIRST?

FIRST was founded in 1989, by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. 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 Mission

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.

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

FIRST teams motivate their students to do their best and try very hard to achieve the mission. Students use their talents to achieve the mission of the season. As a group of students we have 6 weeks to build a robot. Robotics is all about the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. FIRST robotics is the best!

Local FIRST Teams

Team 3157 | East Ridge Robotics

Team 3173 | IgKnighters

Team 3181 | Pittsford Panthers

Team 3613 | Wolf Pack

Team 3799 | Notre Dame High School*

Team 3838 | Roc City Robotix*

Team 3842 | East High School*

Team 3951 | SUITS

Team 4023 | Buffalo Academy of Science*

Team 4093 | Orleans County 4-H

Team 4124 | Massena High School*