More than 2,700 Teams Participate through NASA-TV Global Broadcast
Media Invited to Attend Local Kickoffs in 92 Cities Worldwide
(BUSINESS WIRE) — January 4, 2014 —
- High resolution photos of previous FIRST competitions are available at the FRC Photo Gallery: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/marketing-tools/frc/2013-photo-gallery.
- Photos available day of event after 2 p.m. Eastern Time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interviews with speakers at the Kickoff event in Manchester, N.H. available by contacting: Haley Dunn at 603-494-5688 or Cheryl Walsh at 978-407-8028 on the day of the event.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $18 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC® ) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC® ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL® ) for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.