FIRST® programs support educators by engaging students in STEM learning and preparing them for the future through hands-on fun while helping kids transfer STEM concepts to real-world applications.

I’m a firm believer in FIRST – it boosts confidence, builds collaborative skills, and is hands-on. It takes the best of pedagogy, and best practices in Education, and brings it all together.

Urvi Shah, Stoneridge Catholic School, Bethesda MD

Educator-Focused Stories

FIRST is about constantly growing, learning, and improving

Connor Tinker

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, & Mentor

 
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Strategies for creating STEM engagement opportunities in high-poverty schools

STEM Equity Grantees

FIRST School Districts

 
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Teacher inspires a culture change through high school robotics and crowdfunding

Monique Dituri

FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor & STEM Teacher, Clifton High School, NJ

 
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FIRST builds my students into leaders

Sherry Comer

Camdenton R-III Afterschool Services Director & FIRST Mentor

 
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