We live in an ever increasing technology-driven, global society. FIRST (For Recognition and Inspiration of Science and Technology) engages, celebrates and inspires students as they discover that they can be successful in science, technology, engineering, marketing, website design, 3D animation, communications and more. Being on a FIRST team is so much more than just building a robot – you are creating a small company (real world)!
GeorgiaFIRST is the regional arm of FIRST that promotes these endeavors in Georgia. Georgia FIRST engages kids in the creative ‘hands-on, minds-on” process of technological innovation. Our goal is to get kids excited about science and technology, have them attend one of our prestigious institutes of higher learning, and upon graduation, stay in Georgia for their careers. By doing this, we are able to ‘put Georgia first.’ Our best resource, our youth, contribute to the growth and sustainability of our innovative work force.
The GeorgiaFIRST regional program is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers and sponsors to operate. Hundreds of volunteers devote their time and talent to making Georgia FIRST the premiere program that it is. In addition, our sponsor (see sponsor page) allow us to support teams, hold competitions, and reach out to the community. Currently GeorgiaFIRST has around 4,500 students participating in all three programs. Our students are given an opportunity to work first hand with scientist, engineers, business leaders and technicians who serve as mentors to our teams. This real-world experience and the relationships they form within the community are beyond what the classroom is able to offer. We see our program as an extension to the learning experience.
Please join us for one of our premiere Robotics events:
- The FIRST Robotics Competition Peachtree Regional – Gwinnett Civic Center
- The FIRST Tech Challenge State Tournament – Southern Polytechnic State University
- The FIRST Lego League State Tournament – Georgia Tech
- G.R.I.T.S (Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase) – Warner Robins ARB, Starbase Robins
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