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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...

As FIRST in Western Missouri/Kansas continues to grow, we are seeking new talent for the key volunteer positions of Emcee and/or Game Announcer. At the 2019 Cow Town Throw Down, we will again be offering a training for anyone wanting to give the microphone a shot.  Some...

Love FIRST? You can work with us for a whole year in every aspect of FIRST in Kansas City. Become a FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA. This program is great for someone who is deciding their next step or wants to give back to the FIRST community...

If your team has competed at a Kansas City-area regional FIRST® Robotics Competition over the last decade, chances are you recognize Bob Crance, who frequently mans pit administration as a volunteer and mentors 1730 Team Driven. In his new role as regional FIRST Senior Mentor,...

  July 2018  -- Christina Chandler joins the KC STEM Alliance team as FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior Partner for the Kansas City region. With more than eight years of working with all levels of FIRST in her work with the Center and Kansas...

Thanks NBC Action News for this great profile of one of the Kansas City region's rising STEM stars: ...