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.
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
Alienbrain 2019 Version Control Software Now Available
Supermicro Debuts New Edge Systems
Editor’s Picks: August 15-21, 2019
Experienced Team Brings Fintech Security to Product Data Collaboration
Editor’s Pick: Fast, Secure 3D Visualization for the Extended Enterprise
Vertex platform made for secure 3D product data collaboration.
Editor’s Pick: Take Advantage of GPU Power for Product Visualization
Luxion KeyShot 9 supports NVIDIA RTX technology.
Editor’s Pick: There’s a New Standard for GPU Price, Performance and Size
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 GPU is designed specifically for compact-sized workstations.
Editor’s Pick: A Digital Factory for Thermoplastics
3D Systems’ Figure 4 Modular 3D printer and accompanying materials are a game...