The Panhandle Area of FIRST® serving the Panhandle. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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Tune in to what is happening in the Panhandle 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

Together, we are helping students learn incredible skills that one day will take them pro! The Pandhandle Area of FIRST® is supported by a strong network of corporations, educational and professional institutions. We want to give a special Thank You to our 2018-2019 Area Partners.