FIRST 30th Anniversary Celebration!

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30 years ago today

On this day in 1989, inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST. His simple vision for the organization remains the same today as…

Posted by FIRST on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Happy Birthday FIRST!

Today is a special day forFIRST®. We are turning 30*!

We’ve grown a lot since our humble beginnings, when we started as a group of 28 U.S. robotics teams competing in one event in a high school gym (see photo – what the tech?).

Today, we’re wittier, wiser, and worldlier, thanks to a global community of dedicated supporters like you:

  • 615,000+ active students on 72,000+ teams in 100+ countries
  • 250,000+ mentor, coach, judge, and volunteer roles
  • 3,000+ annual events
  • $80 million+ in scholarship opportunities
  • Millions of FIRST alumni and families

*FIRST was founded by inventor Dean Kamen on March 20, 1989 – the same month Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. 1989: What a year for gamechangers.

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Congratulations to the Memphis MechWarriors TEM 4764 for winning the Judges Award at the Rocket City Regional this past weekend.

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Memphis area teams Compete at Rocket City Regional

This week Memphis has 3 teams competing at the Alabama Rocket City Regional 3/13 – 3/16

  • 4764 Memphis MechWarriors
  • 5045 SpartaBot
  • 7313 SBA Eaglebots

You can watch it live here

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