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Changes to FRC 2024 World Championship

FIRST announced in October about important changes affecting FRC for 2024 FIRST World Championship

Changes to 2024 FRC FIRST World
Supporting Rural Teams Through Collaboration

New rural teams joined McAllen ISD today at a special robotics event.

Texas Students Excel at FIRST Access State Event

This past weekend, students gathered from around the state to compete in this accessibility-focused robotics competition.

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FIRST Founder

Dean Kamen is a prolific 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 over 30 years, Kamen has resolutely led the growth of FIRST to where it is now universally recognized as the leading, not-for-profit STEM engagement program for kids worldwide.

Our Core Values

The FIRST Core Values emphasize friendly sportsmanship, respect for the contributions of others, teamwork, learning, and community involvement and are part of our commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Gracious Professionalism®

Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.


Coopertition® produces innovation. At FIRSTCoopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition is founded on the concept and a philosophy that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete.

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