FIRST™ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
For over 17 years Semia is the national organizer for FIRST™ China. From humble beginnings, China has become the largest international partner of FIRST™, having grown to over 3,000 teams and 30,000 participants in all 4 FIRST™ programs across all 34 of China's provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and self-governing regions. FIRST™ China holds over 100 events annually across China.
For more information please visit www.firstinspires.org.
Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO elements. For kids ages 6 to 10 with the guidance of adult coaches.
Elementary and middle school aged students research a real world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO based robots of their own design.
Teams of middle and high school aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams creations. For grades 7-12 with the guidance of adult Coaches.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind.