What is FIRST®?
FIRST®, founded 14 years ago by Dean Kamen (of Segway Scooter fame). His goal was to create a program in which young students with a strong interest in technology and engineering could get the same type of encouragement that students get in organized sports.
It's program are tiered by age groups:
Jr FIRST® LEGO®League- Ages 6-9
FIRST® LEGO® League- Ages 9-14
FIRST® Tech Challenge- Ages 14-18
FIRST® Robotics Competition- Ages 14-18
Listen to Dean Kamen's presentation on how FIRST© got started. It's a Great talk!
For more about FIRST®, please go to the FIRST® website here usfirst.org