About first

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST's tagline"More than Robots" highlights the mission of inspiring young people by engaging them in exciting programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster life skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. To learn more about FIRST, visit the official website.

Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for. That’s what technology can do.
— Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST

OUR ROLE IN FIRST

We participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Each January, we get the year's challenge and have six weeks to build a 120 pound robot that can complete the challenge. We compete with our robot at regional competitions in March and early April, and have the opportunity to advance to championships at the end of April. Our team reflects FIRST's values by spreading STEM throughout the community and mentoring other teams.

A member of Peninsula Robotics, Team 6036 works with a Space Cookie

First Robotics COmpetition

We are FRC  Team 1868. Every year we design, build, and program a robot to compete with. We also mentor FRC teams 5871, 5940, and 6036.

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A boy roots for his team at the 2015 FLL Tournament held at NASA

First lego League

Our team mentors and funds five FLL teams, we hosted an FLL clinic where kids were able to learn about team values, and every year we host an FLL tournament at NASA.

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