FIRST at a Glance

FIRST (For Inspriration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. FIRST’s mission statement is to develop young people to be leaders of science and technology by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that boost self-confidence, communication between peers, and leadership skills.

“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” -Dean Kamen, Founder

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