About FIRST

WHAT IS FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 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.

WHAT IS FRC?

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a program for all high school students. Every January, our team begins to design, build, and program a new robot to meet that year’s challenge. This six-week time period (the Build Season) is the “Hardest fun you’ll ever have”.