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


FIRST® CHARGED UP presented by Haas

In CHARGED UP presented by Haas, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams are inspired to see the potential of energy storage in a new light as they compete to charge up their communities. Watch the game animation to spark game-play ideas.

FIRST LEGO League Newsletter – February 2023

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Volunteer Spotlight - Tim Ehrlich

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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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