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.
Latest in FIRST
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.
How to Leverage High-Strength 3D Printing
Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. 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
Saint Thomas Academy’s Experimental Vehicle Team Earns Four Awards in NASA Competition
The EV team places first among U.S. high schools; team beat all but...
Keysight Technologies’ V2X Test Solution Earns OmniAir Certification
Certification ensures vehicular communication devices and associated software pass global industry requirements for interoperability...
Lubrizol to Showcase Renewable-Sourced Estane 3D ECO TPU for 3D Printing at RAPID + TCT 2019
Simcenter Amesim Announces Major Simulation Upgrades for Automotive, Aerospace and Marine Industries
By extending Modelica support and integration with other Simcenter solutions, Simcenter Amesim helps users...
Editor’s Pick: Turning SLA printing on its side for improved performance
Formlabs launches two new printers for production workflows.
Editor’s Pick: Bringing Digital Workflow to Additive Manufacturing Processes
3YOURMIND unveils Agile Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software for additive manufacturing.
Editor’s Pick: Improve the Drafting Experience
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Version 9.1 adds digital signatures, direct to PDF, and more.
Editor’s Pick: Additive Manufacturing, Real-Time Simulation and AR Inside 3D CAD
PTC Creo 6.0 keeps a legendary design tool on the cutting edge.