About FIRST Robotics British Columbia
The mission of FIRST Robotics British Columbia is to inspire young people in BC to pursue further studies and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math through robotics competitions for school-age students. Our vision is for all youth in British Columbia have the opportunity to enjoy science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
“FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.”Dean Kamen (FIRST founder)
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization to encourage young people to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering.
FIRST in Canada
If you are interested in FIRST programs in the rest of Canada, here’s who to contact.
- British Columbia and the Yukon – FIRST Robotics BC
- Alberta – FIRST Western Canada
- Saskatchewan – FIRST Western Canada
- Ontario – FIRST Robotics Canada
- Quebec – Robotique FIRST Québec
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia – Acadia University
- Prince Edward Island
- Newfoundland and Labrador – FIRST Newfoundland and Labrador
Please Contact Us if your organization is running official FIRST programs in Canada. We’d like to make sure your group is included in this list!