FIRST stands for 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.' It is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire students to join and continue into engineering and technology fields.
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Stand Behind STEM/STEAM Programming
STEM projects build on the natural curiosity of children while teaching the scientific method, engineering, physics and biology, and let...
Student Competitions Provide an Out of Classroom Engineering Curriculum
Student competitions prepare up-and-comers with the hands-on experience necessary to meet the challenges of next-generation engineering.
Meeting the Challenge of Product Complexity for Global Manufacturers
Using this five step blueprint to create your Digital Thread will help you manage the design, manufacture and sustainment of complex products. Learn more.
FIRST: Not Just Robots
According to FIRST’s evaluation data, student participants are twice as likely to major in science or engineering.
PTC to Offer ThingWorx to FIRST Robotic Teams for Free
The company announced it will be donating PTC ThingWorx software to all FIRST teams in addition to PTC Creo, PTC...
Rapid Ready Roundup: FIRST, Aerodef, Firearms, and Hershey’s
3D Printing for Charity, Education
Tennesse Students Use 3D Printing to Build Robots for FIRST
FRC 233: THE PINK TEAM Builds SWAT Robot
Twilight Robotic Adventures: Solido Prints Team 2220’s Robot in 3D
Twilight Robotic Adventures: Team 2220 Rounds Out the Season with Chrysler Team Spirit Award
Glossary Quick Look
Cortona3D RapidAuthor 12.0 Facilitates Compliant Documentation
GMS’ New Server and AI Engine Set Made for Next-Gen Army Vehicle and Airborne Systems
Altair Launches 3D Design and Rendering Solution
MAMCE Launches Innovative 3D Technology
Editor’s Pick: A Simple and Useful Tool for Product Visualization
CAD Schroer i4 AR-Viewer for smartphones extends company's expertise to product visualization...
Editor’s Pick: Engineering Tools Feature Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and More
MathWorks Release 2019b update adds six new deep learning models and a...
Editor’s Pick: Groundbreaking Solutions for the Most Demanding Simulation Tasks
BETA CAE Systems releases version 20.0.
Editor’s Pick: Tapping Into Data Science for Product Development
PNY Technologies delivers NVIDIA’s Data Science Workstation specification.