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


That's a Wrap! See You Next year!

It's time for some much-needed rest! Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this season possible!

Thank you Phillips 66!

Thank you to our District Championship Title Sponsor Phillips 66 for making this event possible.

Thank You Mouser Electronics!

Thank you, Mouser, for bringing your robot to our District Champs! The kids had a great time!

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

FIRST in Show

New Challenge Revealed for 2023 - 2024

Registration Opens May 17, 2023

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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