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...
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.
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...
Rapid Ready Roundup: FIRST, Aerodef, Firearms, and Hershey’s
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Tennesse Students Use 3D Printing to Build Robots for FIRST
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Editor’s Pick: Online software to develop 3D printer settings
3DOptimizer works with most FFF/FDM 3D printers, including customized and self-built...
Editor’s Pick: Refine product design faster with upfront simulation
The new release builds on the advancements made by the original Ansys...
Editor’s Pick: Initial 2D sketching without constraints
Siemens Digital Industries Software AI-Enhanced NX Sketch uses artificial intelligence to eliminate...
Editor’s Pick: Xometry Launches 2D Technical Drawing Marketplace
In midst of COVID-19 disruptions, custom manufacturing company provides U.S. shops...