FIRST Stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
"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.
"One Sunday night in July 1969, one billion people huddled around their radios and TV screens in awe as we walked on the moon for the first time. At that moment, the world was united in celebration of human ingenuity and inspired by the possibility that by working together, we can quite literally reach the stars."https://www.firstinspires.org/, 2019 competition.