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


FIRST Tech Challenge Newsletter – November 2022

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FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm

During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm, our teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward. Innovation can’t wait.

The Power is Yours
Grant Applications Now Open!

The Texas Workforce Commission grant serves as an opportunity to help develop new high school aged teams in the State of Texas.

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Registration is Now Open

We’ve kicked off! Register now for the 2022-2023 season.

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Meet Our Partners

Applied Materials Foundation
Argosy Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton
High Tech High Heels
Kinder Morgan
NCR Foundation
Phillips 66
Texas Instruments
Texas Workforce Commission
Toyota Texas Motor Manufacturing
Toyota USA Foundation
Xcel Energy

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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