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Inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen founded FIRST® in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs accessible, innovative programs and competitions that motivate America's young to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while also building self-confidence, knowledge, communication and leadership skills. In addition to its famed Robotics Competitions and other science and technology events, FIRST works closely with research and academic organizations to influence students' education and career choices.

IN BRIEF
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Headquarters
Manchester, New Hampshire

Initiatives
Worldwide

Founded
1989

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.

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