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Welcome Members of the Media. Thank you for visiting our online Press Room, where you can find out more about FIRST and our programs, impact, sponsors, and leadership; find coverage of FIRST; and view archives of our e-mail newsletter.

Press Releases

Sept. 4 FIRST® and American Society for Engineering Education Form Strategic Alliance
August 18 New Vice President of Digital Engagement Brings Thirty Years of Industry Experience to FIRST
June 25 FIRST Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Program for Students in Grades 7-12 Across North America
June 3 Dean Kamen Recognizes Students for Innovative Solutions to Manage Effects of Natural Disasters in Fourth Annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Contest
May 27 FIRST Students Invited to 2014 White House Science Fair
May 7 Socially-Aware Students Design Innovative Solutions to Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters in 4th Annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Contest
April 26 12,000+ Students Bring their Custom-Built Robots and Team Spirit to the Ultimate Sport for the Mind™ Showdown at 2014 FIRST® Championship
April 25 Inventor Dean Kamen and STEM Education Advocate will.i.am Recognize Student Leaders at Dean’s List Award Ceremony, 2014 FIRST® Championship Event
April 3 FIRST Announces Qualcomm as the Presenting Championship Sponsor along with Expanding List of Sponsors for 2014 FIRST Championship Event
Mar. 3 FIRST Robotics Competition "Rookie" Teams Gain Access to Hands-On, STEM-Learning Opportunities with Help of 3-Year Grant
Jan. 9 Inventor Dean Kamen Urges Members of Congress to Close Innovation Deficit
Jan. 4 FIRST® AERIAL ASSISTSM 2014 Robotics Game Unveiled
Nov. 7 Robots Come FIRST at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Oct. 11 FIRST Announces New Executive Advisory Board Members
Oct. 1 FIRST Robotics Competition Teams Join IndyCar Racers Charlie Kimball and Josef Newgarden For the ultimate “RoboRivalry” Trackside at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix
Sept. 30 FIRST Selects the City of St. Louis as the Site of the Annual FIRST Robotics Championship for 2015-2017
Sept. 10 Dean Kamen Invites More Than 30,000 Students Around the World to the FIRST Tech Challenge “FTC BLOCK PARTY!SM
Aug. 27 230,000 Children Worldwide to Devise Innovative Solutions to Keep People and Property Safe Before, During, and After a Natural Disaster
Aug. 16 FIRST and 3M Showcase the Excitement of Science and Engineering on the NASCAR Track with Sprint Cup Series Driver Greg Biffle
June 18 Kid Inventors Win $20,000 Prize for Creating Device to Help Seniors Pick Up Small Objects
June 13 FIRST Welcomes Six New Members to Dynamic Board of Directors
June 10 FIRST and IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball Team Up to Encourage Kids to Pursue STEM Careers
May 15 Successful Technology Executive, Don Bossi, Named President of FIRST
May 13 International, Afterschool, K-12 Robotics Organization, FIRST Appoints Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors
April 27 10,000+ Students From Around the World Put Custom-Built Robots to the Test at 2013 FIRST Championship
April 26 FIRST Announces Official Championship Sponsor and Growing List of Sponsors for the Annual Championship
April 22
FIRST Students Honored at White House Science Fair
April 11 FIRST Announces Recipients of Inaugural Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial Scholarship Fund
April 4 FIRST Names Former Hewlett-Packard New Business Leader as Vice President of Development
Mar. 28 FIRST LEGO League Announces 3rd Annual Global Innovation Award Competition Presented by X PRIZE Foundation
Feb. 7 FIRST Appoints Staff to Manage Robotics Programs in Growing Regions
Jan. 5 FIRST ULTIMATE ASCENTSM  2013 Robotics Game Revealed
Jan. 4 FIRST Announces Endowed Scholarship Fund to Honor the Memory of Long-Time Volunteer Dr. Bart Kamen

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 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

FIRST Robotics Competition (pdf icon290 KB) Updated 8/13
How it Works (pdf icon290 KB) Updated 8/13
2014 FRC Game Description (pdf icon.5 MB) New 1/14
2014 Season Facts (pdf icon1.1 MB) Updated 1/14
2014 Events Schedule (pdf icon745 KB) New 12/13
Find Events & Teams In Your Area
2014 FRC AERIAL ASSISTSM Kickoff videos and related links
FRC Marketing Tools
FRC Awards
 
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 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

How It Works (pdf icon316 KB) Updated 5/13
At-A-Glance (pdf icon305 KB) Updated 5/13
2013 FTC BLOCK PARTY!SM (pdf icon13.2 MB) New 9/7
Find Events In Your Area
FTC Award Descriptions
FTC Marketing Tools

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 FIRST LEGO League (FLL)

FIRST LEGO League: How It Works (pdf icon274 KB) Updated 8/13
FLL At-A-Glance Fact Sheet (pdf icon897 KB) Updated 9/13
2013 FLL "NATURE'S FURYSM" Challenge Flyer (pdf icon387 KB) New 9/13
FLL "NATURE'S FURYSM" Challenge Details
FLL Award Descriptions
FLL World Festival
FLL Marketing Tools
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Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL)

Junior FIRST LEGO League: How It Works (pdf icon302 KB) Updated 8/13
2013 Jr.FLL "DISASTER BLASTERSM" Challenge Flyer (pdf icon302 KB) New 8/13
Jr.FLL Marketing Tools
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The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo.
 
The 2014 FIRST Championship took place April 23-26.

Save the date:  the 2015 FIRST Championship will take place April 22-25 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Media Registration:
How to register for Championship media credentials
2014 General Event Information:
At-A-Glance Fact Sheet covering all competitions
Spectator Schedule
2014 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship:
FRC Championship Award Descriptions
Event information including team list and agenda
FRC program information including overview, game description, and photos
 
2014 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship:
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Award Descriptions
Event information
FTC program information including overview, game description, and photos
 
2014 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival:
FIRST LEGO League World Festival Awards 
Event information
FLL program information including overview, Challenge description, and photos
 
2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) World Festival Expo
Event information
Jr.FLL program information including overview, Challenge description, and photos
Media Contacts:
Cheryl Walsh
(603) 666-3906 ext. 460
Marian Murphy
(603) 666-3906 ext. 409
Haley Dunn
(603) 666-3906 ext. 494