FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) is a non-profit organization that was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. It's purpose is to inspire students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math by engaging them in innovative programs which help build self-confidence, knowledge, and other transformative life skills. FIRST strives to promote teamwork and collaboration among engineers. It encourages teams to always strive to do their best while also supporting the progress and development of others through a concept known as "gracious professionalism."FIRST supports four different robotics programs serving students K-12 (FIRST LEGO League Junior: K-4; FIRST LEGO League: 4th-8th grade; FIRST Tech Challenge: 8th-12th; and FIRST Robotics Competition: 9th-12th.
More Than Robots
FRC Torbotics 2080 is committed to the equitable development and support of FIRST robotics programs throughout our region and on a global stage. We believe in the importance of providing these experiences at an early age so that all students have the chance to see if this is something they are interested in and to keep them engaged throughout.
We actively provide support and mentorship to teams in all four divisions along with hosting training in our region for prospective and rookie coaches.