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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PTC’s Onshape Teams Up With FIRST For Design Competition
FIRST, a nonprofit that offers robotics competitions for students primary/secondary students, has partnered with PTC for a virtual design...
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...
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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.
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...
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Editor’s Pick: Real-time quality assurance for advanced metal additive printing
The new module is Data Analyzer, software for quality assurance and data...
Editor’s Pick: Static-dissipating composite material for electronics additive manufacturing
The material can be reinforced with continuous carbon fiber, creating strong and...
Editor’s Pick: UL Certification for Emissions-free 3D Printing
RIZE calls GREENGUARD Certification “a key safety and sustainability milestone” for the ...
Editor’s Pick: Debuting filament-based stainless steel for additive manufacturing
Forward AM/BASF Ultrafuse 17-4PH is a filament comprising metal powder...