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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Congratulations TEAM 5002

Last week, Dragon Robotics, Team 5002 from Collierville High School competed at the Arkansas Rock City Regional. They were picked to compete on Alliance #4, making it all the way to the Quarterfinals of the Regional.

They also won the Safety Award sponsors by Underwriters Laboratories.


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Why Every Kid Should Build A Robot

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