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
Mastercam 2020 Multiaxis Machining Improves Productivity
Thousands of students and educators worldwide use Onshape’s free Education Plan
3Diligent Helping Coordinate Digital Manufacturing Response to Help Restock Vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Short Supply Due to COVID-19
PTC Invites You to Use Vuforia Chalk for Free Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
Editor’s Pick: Advanced material testing for leading additive manufacturing platform
3D Systems Figure 4 materials testing for production applications
Editor’s Pick: 3D and 5-Axis Milling Enhancements Round Out hyperMILL Update
hyperMILL l 2020.1 CAD/CAD Suite features additive manufacturing capabilities and more.
Editor’s Pick: Next-Gen Parallel Meshing Speeds CFD Prep 30x
Siemens Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2020.1 said to be “rewritten from the ground up for...
Editor’s Pick: Industrial 3D Printer for the World’s Strongest Plastics
AON-M2 2020 3D printer is a high-temperature printer designed to work with a...