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
Editor’s Picks: Jan. 16-22, 2020
Aras and Minerva Group Form Strategic Partnership for a Best Practice Industry PLM Solution
Keysight to Unveil Design and Test Solution for DDR5 Memory
nPower Software Partners with Thor3D
Editor’s Pick: Cloud-based 3D CAD viewer for real-time collaboration
ZWSOFT CADbro 2020 offers online, shared viewing in real-time with the ability of...
Editor’s Pick: Improve Multiphysics Simulation for Design Space Exploration
Siemens Simcenter 3D Version 2020.1 is a unified work environment for collaborative multiphysics...
Editor’s Pick: Using Simulation Data to Create Testing and Training Environments
With the new CM Labs Vortex Studio 2019c, Vortex Studio users can...
Editor’s Pick: Automate Analysis of Complicated Discrete Loads
Altair EDEM 2020 discrete element analysis software is made for bulk and granular...