The East Area is dedicated to inspiring young people’s interest in science and technology. Through our programs, kids team with local engineers, professors and business people to solve real-world engineering challenges.

Students develop technical expertise, gain self-confidence, knowledge, and skills to face life’s challenges. They discover they can achieve more than they had ever dreamed possible. We invite you to join us as a team member, volunteer, sponsor or donor.

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Tune in to what is happening in the Lone Star Area

Wonderful Things Happen When FIRST in Texas Alumni Groups Get Involved

FIRST in Texas would not be the thriving fount of STEM advocacy that it is without our wonderful alumni organizations.   One thing is certain: our alumni groups come from … Read More

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Engineering Series: Girls and Women are FIRST

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Taking a proactive approach to equity is important, and giving girls more opportunities to explore their dreams of engineering is always a worthy cause. … Read More

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Vision Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends of FIRST in Texas, As we head into a New Year and continue another exciting FIRST® season, it’s the perfect time to look back on the progress we made … Read More

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Volunteerism: Your Chance to Change a Student’s Life (And Your Own)

Texans love volunteerism. It’s easy to see why: most volunteering opportunities are satisfying and positive. You get to help others and strengthen communities. But only a select few volunteering opportunities … Read More

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Partners and Program Supporters

FIRST in Texas is supported by a strong network of corporations, educational and professional institutions. Some of the world’s most respected companies provide funding, mentorship time and talent, volunteerism, equipment and more to make STEM education through our K-12 robotics programs a reality. Below is a list of a small subset of the many benefits of partnering with FIRST in Texas.

•   Builds a technologically literate work force

•   Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees

•   Increases employee volunteerism

•   Strengthens company reputation in the community

•   Provides employee team building and training opportunities

•   Inspires students to pursue degrees in Science and Technology

•   Helps change people’s lives

Sponsors underwrite our competitions and tournaments, fund our team support activities and encourage their employees to volunteer as events staff, team mentors, coaches, and more. We welcome the support and contribution of sponsors at many levels.

There are a number of ways to give:

•   Provide financial support

•   Involve employees as mentors and/or volunteers

•   Provide equipment and facilities

•   Offer scholarships

•   Provide internships






Special Thanks


Special thanks to everyone who makes events in the Lone Star Area possible. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. You are the reason we are able to equip students for future STEM careers and have successful robotics seasons year after year.

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FIRST Programs

All of our programs are geared toward inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders.

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-10.

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots.

FTC is designed for students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model.

“The varsity Sport for the Mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

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