About FIRST

For more information about FIRST and FRC, please visit FIRST's official website at usfirst.org

FIRST

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The acronym FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. (info from usfirst.org)

Founder of FIRST Dean Kamen is best know for his invention of the Segway Human Transporter. Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST. Since the beginning of FIRST, the program has brought in millions of students from around the world to the world of robotics and engineering.


FIRST's Mission

Our(FIRST) 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.

Here at Team 670, we practice and upholds FIRST's mission and to provide each student with the experience FIRST guarentees.


About FRC

FRC stands for FIRST Robotics Competition, which is an annual competition hosted by FIRST. It is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds and following certain height and width restrictions. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, frisbees into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game changes yearly, keeping the excitement fresh and giving each team a more level playing field. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. FRC is one of four robotics competition programs organized by FIRST. Other competitons include FTC, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and FLL, FIRST Lego League. (info from Wiki)