FIRST Global

  • VA



United States

About Us

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization originally established by Dean Kamen to excite the youth of America about the value of investing in and pursuing STEM education. We are FIRST Global – a separate organization established to expand Dean's original vision to the youth of the world.


As an international education non-profit, FIRST Global’s mission is to inspire young people to become STEM leaders through the organizing of a yearly international robotics competition open to high school students across the world – one team from every country.

We are currently seeking hardworking self-starters who are ready to put in long hours for the opportunity to join a dedicated team working to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote an interest in STEM education through friendly “Coopertition."