FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. The objective of the program is to inspire youth to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while building other life skills like communication, Cooperation, and Decision making.
As a FIRST FRC team we have SIX WEEKS to design, build, and program a robot to take to competition. In those six weeks team members learn and develop different skills. But it isn't just robots.