INSPIRING Young People’s Interest and Participation in Science and Technology


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.

Read more about this incredible annual event
Community Spotlight - Itkan Institute of Technology

Learn more about these active members of the FIRST in Texas Community

Read the most recent community spotlight here

Texas Registration

Closing December 16, 2023

FIRST has announced a new and exciting season of FIRST programs worldwide. Gather your STEAM squad and be ready to be "FIRST in Show". Grants closing soon - Apply Today!

Watch Season Trailer

Meet Our Partners

Amarillo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Applied Materials Foundation
Argosy Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton
BPX Energy
Gene Haas Foundation
High Tech High Heels
Kinder Morgan
NCR Foundation
Phillips 66
Texas Instruments
Texas Workforce Commission
Toyota Texas Motor Manufacturing

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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