We’re doing our best, like all of you, to stay up to date on the rapidly evolving impacts of the pandemic and navigate uncertainties while planning for the future. We’ve implemented several changes to our program offerings to provide every student participant a valuable, enjoyable experience, regardless of learning environment this season.
Learn more about these changes for the 2020-2021 FIRST GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season.
Save the Date - FIRST Championship
The 2021 FIRST Championship has been rescheduled to be held in Houston in mid-July 2021 and Detroit in early August 2021 . Hosted by global nonprofit FIRST, FIRST Championship is a culminating event for our youth robotics competition season and an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for our community as we prepare young people for the future.
As always, we’re keeping the safety and wellbeing of our community as our top priority and will continue to evaluate the scale and viability of FIRST Championship events in the months ahead. As a result, we may need to make further adjustments to FIRST Championship, including adjusting invitation and attendance criteria to allow for event scaling. Read more about the 2021 FIRST Championship.
2020 FIRST Founder's Award
During the FIRST Virtual Showcase presented by Qualcomm in May 2020, Dean Kamen awarded the FIRST Founder’s Award to the FIRST Community, in recognition of our members’ use of science and technology to make the world better and stronger and for choosing to be a Force for Change. Download the 2020 FIRST Founder’s Award certificate:
- Color certificate with fillable name field (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or for handwritten name
- B&W certificate with fillable name field (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or for handwritten name
FIRST RISE Rewind
FIRST teams are a Force for Change. View team highlights from around the world from our 2019-2020 FIRST RISE season.