We are a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) team - we compete in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC).
FIRST is an organization that aims to inspire children and teens to think, create, and enjoy the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics. FIRST also encourages good sportsmanship, confidence, and gracious professionalism. "Especially this year", says Dean Kamen.
Gracious professionalism was coined by FIRST Advisor Dr. Woodie Flowers and is constantly promoted in all competitions. Gracious professionalism means that all teams strengthen and encourage one another, despite the obvious competition. Everyone wants to win the game, but we want no one to lose. All the teams we have come in contact with have been extremely generous and considerate when other teams are in need of assistance or advocacy. FIRST creates a competitive and supportive atmosphere, treating all teams, from first year rookies to seasoned veteran, as equals.