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
CAD Embedded CFD: Overhyped, but a Good Value for Some
One particularly beneficial aspect of CAD-embedded or CAD-linked CFD is its potential for enabling...
How Ascensia Diabetes Care Instituted new PLM, ERP and CRM Solutions in 18 Months
New enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems needed to be...
Hackrod is Using Lightworks’ SLIPSTREAM to Design its Concept Speedster
Hackrod is using virtual reality prior to manufacturing the car using 3D printing processes.
Markforged Launches H13 Tool Steel for High-strength, High-temp Tooling Applications
The expansion into H13 will enable customers to print parts in high-strength, high-temperature applications...
Editor’s Pick: Get Metal 3D Parts Right the First Time
The ESI Group's new solution suite could help process and manufacturing engineering...
Editor’s Pick: 3D Printers Offer 24/7 Metal Production
New additive manufacturing systems for volume production with repeatable results.
Editor’s Pick: Laptop to Power Through Intense Jobs Anywhere
NVIDIA graphics combined with Intel's new processor generation make mobile workstation brawny.
Editor’s Pick: Make Managing Complexity Less Complex
Labyrinthine design processes and simulation data management can render informed decision-making tough...