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
SPACE 3D Launches and Makes Large-Scale SLA 3D Printing Affordable for Everyone
Jay Leno’s Garage Gets 3D Printing Part Boost
I AM Tomorrow Challenge: DSM and Partners Present Digital Platform for Additive Manufacturing
PSRE CO Announces Release of PASS/HYDROSYSTEM 4.3
Editor’s Pick: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Additive Manufacturing
MSC has built Apex Generative Design with a goal of improving productivity...
Editor’s Pick: Tap Into More Powerful Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Phenomena
New features in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.5 include simplified shape and topology optimization;...
Editor’s Pick: Automate New Design Space Workflows
nTop Platform 2.0 designed to help engineers design high-performance parts faster.
Editor’s Pick: Removing Bottlenecks From Sharing Simulation Results
VCollab merges information from multiple CAE and CAD sources into a single ...