More Than Robots

In Ohio, we support all FIRST® Programs. This site is a resource to learn about FIRST in Ohio and guide you to information about each program.

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." Dean Kamen, Founder

Gracious Professionalism is what differentiates FIRST. Teams want to do their best, but they also want others to do their best as well.

At events you will often see one team help another repair their robot and then go compete against them.

When students learn this ethos at a young age, it follows them for life.

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