What is FIRST Robotics?
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
FIRST is the non-profit whose vision is to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."
Programs are available for Pre-K through grade 12. PIE3 helps parents learn about and access materials for the youngest students, with increasing levels of involvement in the middle and high school teams, which can require space, tools and equipment and generally result larger teams.
See www.firstinspires.org for more.