Welcome to the 2014 FIRST Championship!
Welcome to our annual “Sport for the Mind™” celebration. And celebrate we must! Growing from a humble high school gym in New Hampshire with 28 competing teams in 1992, FIRST is now a global phenomenon impacting the lives of millions of participants, Alumni, parents, Mentors, and fans in nearly 80 countries. This year, we continue to celebrate the passion, dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work of these students, Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers, as well as political and educational leaders, and corporate Sponsors. Together we share the belief that anything is possible if we nurture and develop the next generation of technology and engineering leaders.
Our mission is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all. You can help us in our quest to change lives and change the world. Become a Mentor. Help raise funds. Sponsor a team. Commit your company’s time, people, and resources. Help spread the word wherever you can. It all starts at USFIRST.ORG.
Let the games begin and best of luck to all FIRST teams!
Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder