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
Exploring Digital Transformation as an Evolutionary Journey
SolidWorks World 2019 presentation advises to forget about specific products and work on themes that...
Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Trace Software’s elecworks Product Line
Elecworks is at the core of SolidWorks Electrical applications used for smart product development...
UL Opens Catalog of Safety Standards
A library of more than 1,400 standards is now available to all.
AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 Features SolidWorks Performance Improvements
Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 updates product design workflows with features aimed at...
Editor’s Pick: Work in Part and Assembly Modes with BobCAM for SolidWorks V7
New version has 86 upgrades and enhancements to make CAM workflows more efficient.
Editor’s Pick: New ANSYS Release Unveils Motion Body Dynamics Line
ANSYS 2019 R1 also sees new noise-vibration-harshness workflow, multiple fluids enhancements and new...
Editor’s Pick: Advanced Particle Simulation Software Extends Modeling Features
Rocky DEM 4.2 debuts enhanced particle collision analyses as well as spring and...
Editor’s Pick: Electric Motor Design and Analyzer Updated
Simcenter Motorsolve sees new performance efficiency maps and connectivity for systems-level simulation.