FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen dedicated towards designing programs for children that invoke a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
FIRST Mission Statement:
“Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”
FIRST has four main programs – FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Lego League Jr. (Jr. FLL). Cougars Gone Wired Team 2996 is an FRC Team. However, in the past we had our FTC Team 3635 that also participated in FIRST. Currently, team 3635 is not active,but in future years we hope to be able to bring the team back.
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