FIRST ® to Host Two Championships in 2017 & 2018

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    • HOUSTON, TX
      APRIL 19-22, 2017 READ MORE
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    • ST. LOUIS, MO
      APRIL 26-29, 2017 READ MORE
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    • HOUSTON, TX
      APRIL 18-21
      DETROIT, MI
      APRIL 25-28

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FIRST Robotics Competition Pits and Machine Shop Open

  • 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST Store Open

  • 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    St. Louis Union Station
  • 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST Tech Challenge Pits Open

  • 7:00 AM to 3:45 PM
    St. Louis Union Station

FIRST LEGO League Pits Open

  • 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches

  • 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    St. Louis Union Station
  • 12:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    St. Louis Union Station

FIRST Robotics Competition Qualification Matches

  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Edward Jones Dome

FIRST Championship Conferences

  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    St. Louis Union Station
  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST LEGO League Practice Matches

  • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST Innovation Faire and Scholarship Row

  • 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel  

FIRST Tech Challenge Pits Close

  • 3:45 PM
    St. Louis Union Station

FIRST Robotics Competition Pits and Machine Shop Close

  • 5:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST LEGO League Pits Close

  • 5:30 PM
    Americas Center

FIRST Welcome Ceremony presented by Monsanto; Presentation Begins at 6:15pm

  • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Edward Jones Dome
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Quick Facts

Youth
20,000
Youth
Teams
900
TEAMS
Volunteers
1,300
VOLUNTEERS
Attendees
40,000
ATTENDEES
Countries
39
COUNTRIES

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FIRST Impact

Internal and external studies are conducted to assess impact on youth participants including understanding changes in STEM interest and intent, education achievement, post-high school plans, career intent and outcomes related to 21st century work skills, as a result of participating in FIRST.

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CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS

June 01

June 01

Playlist includes daily celebration videos, Welcome, Awards, and Closing Ceremonies, FIRST and Program Wrap Videos, Dean's List and Showcase Presentations, and the FIRST Robotics Competition Einstein Match Footage

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May 05

May 05

More than 25 years ago, FIRST became a game changer in the STEM world. Over the years, we’ve built an incredible culture with our K-12 FIRST Progression of Programs that celebrates kids’ accomplishments through high-quality, inspiring, life-changing experiences, the culmination of which is our FIRST Championship. FIRST is the oldest and largest youth robotics program in the world, and now we can deliver the FIRST Championship experience to many thousands more young people worldwide!

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May 01

May 01

will.i.am, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, and Top Inventors Celebrate Student Achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math During FIRST Championship in St. Louis Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated and Dean Kamen Cheered on Young Innovators from 42 Countries as their Robots Competed at Annual Robotics Event.

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April 29

April 29

Winners from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas; Ontario, Canada

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