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Welcome to the FIRST® Championship

Prepare to be inspired as you watch tens of thousands of students compete on the world stage at the FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated. With all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event, FIRST uses robotics as the backbone for the “only sport where every kid can go pro.” Guided by mentors and STEM professionals, and supported by FIRST Sponsors, FIRST teams inspire kids in grades K-12 to explore the innovation process and build STEM and digital-literacy skills. Watch the exciting competitions and visit teams in the “pits.” We guarantee you will leave impressed.

 


Schedule

Quick Facts

Youth
30,000
Youth
Attendees
60,000
ATTENDEES
Teams
1,400
TEAMS
Countries
62
COUNTRIES
Volunteers
2,400
VOLUNTEERS

 

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Hotels & Badging

Register for the FIRST Championship through our registration and housing partner, Experient.

Houston | Detroit
 

Qualcomm Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors

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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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