FIRST Robotics BC
Our mission is to encourage young people in British Columbia to become science and technology leaders. Kids from kindergarten through high school are engaged in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.
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 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)