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
Editor’s Picks: June 6-12, 2019
New SURFCAM Release Now Supports Fast 5-Axis Machining Tool
America Makes TRX+ @NIAR Technical Review and Exchange Event Headed to Kansas
Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite
Editor’s Pick: New 1U Server for HPC Features Cascade Lake Xeon and Tesla GPU
Microway NumberSmasher 1U 4 GPU Single Socket Server comes ready for the most...
Editor’s Pick: Core i9 and RTX Graphics Make for a Powerful New Mobile Workstation
MSI WS65 mobile workstation offers rugged high-end power for demanding professional work.
Editor’s Pick: Connecting Part Scanning to Part Printing to Improve Production Quality
Markforged Blacksmith uses artificial intelligence to teach 3D metal printers how to...
Editor’s Pick: Real-time Process Monitoring for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Sigma Labs PrintRite3D Version 5 offers real-time analysis of metal 3D printing...