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It's time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of FIRST teams this season. To recognize teams' triumphs and victories and the FIRST community’s contributions during the extended FIRST GAME CHANGERS season, FIRST HQ is planning virtual season celebrations in a variety of formats: The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Virtual Open International event, hosted in...

Transportation drives us forward, impacting economies around the world and making us all more globally interconnected. In our 2021-2022 robotics season, FIRST® FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm, our teams have the power to reimagine a path forward and invent the future of transportation. It's Time to Go Full Speed Ahead:...

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM field? Check out these amazing scholarship opportunities from some of our KC STEM and FIRST® robotics partners. Applications due May 1 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship   Applications due May 31 The Rainbow STEM Alliance FIRST Scholarship Triangle FIRST...

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM field? Check out these amazing scholarship opportunities from some of our KC STEM and FIRST® robotics partners. Applications due April 24 Gates FIRST Scholarship...

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Interested in pursuing a STEM education? Check out these amazing scholarship opportunities from some of our KC STEM and FIRST® robotics partners. Applications due March 13 Increasing Diversity in STEM Scholarship   Applications due March 15 FIRST/Lucy & Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship Minerva Schools at KGI FRC Scholarship   Applications...

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM field? Check out these amazing scholarship opportunities from some of our KC STEM and FIRST® robotics partners. Applications due February 1 Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship Fund Missouri S&T FIRST Robotics Scholarship SME Education Foundation Southeast...

To accommodate build seasons and local and remote events, FIRST is extending the 2020-2021 event season for all programs through the end of June 2021 and moving the 2021 FIRST Championship from April 2021 to later in the year. Here’s a quick overview of changes...

FIRST Tech Challenge Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator Description BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY The primary role of the FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer Coordinator is to provide the volunteer coordination function for all FIRST Tech Challenge competition events in the Kansas City region. FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer Coordinator will help to identify,...

UPDATED 1:15 p.m. CST 3/12/2020 Please see this announcement from FIRST president Larry Cohen: Dear friends, colleagues & partners, It is with deep disappointment that I share an update on the immediate suspension of the current FIRST season and the cancellation of both Championship events. This decision has been...

Kansas City, Mo. (January 30, 2020)–The Flaming LEGO Lizards, a team of friends from across the KC metro, took home the top honors from the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship at Hy-Vee Arena on Saturday, Jan. 25. The competition included nearly 400 students in fourth through...