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FIRST® in Alabama

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Our goal is to increase access to the FIRST® progression of programs, from Junior FIRST® LEGO® League to the FIRST® Robotics Competition, ranging from ages 6 to 18 years old. We organize competitive events in all four FIRST® programs as well as non-competitive, showcase, training, workshops and informative events. Learn More

FIRST Lego League Jr. Alabama

Grades K-3FLL, Jr®. gives early elementary school students the opportunity to work and create together while exploring science and technology.

FIRST Lego League Alabama

Grades 4-8FLL® gives elementary & middle school students the opportunity to research a real-world problem, then create an original solution for it.

FIRST Tech Challenge Alabama

Grades 7-12FTC® middle & high school teams are challenged to design and build a robot using a kit of parts and common set of rules to play a game.

FIRST Robotics Competition Alabama

Grades 9-12FRC® challenges high school students to design & build a robot in 6 weeks using a standard kit of parts to compete in a regional competition.

FIRST® Robotics Competition
Rocket City Regional, March 14-18, 2018

Hosted at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, this competition pits teams and their robots against each other in a fun and competitive robotic game. The game changes every year, adding new levels of complexity and elements of surprise that challenge students.

How to Get Involved with FIRST®


Volunteer With Us

FIRST® dedicated volunteers demonstrate a passion for FIRST® programs. Volunteers contribute their time, skills and expertise by serving on various committees, mentoring, judging, and on-site the day of any participating FIRST® event. Learn More

Become a Mentor

The Alumni program aims to inspire young adults who previously participated in any of the four FIRST® programs. Over 400,000 students have participated in FIRST® and 89.6% of alumni have chosen profession in a STEM related field. Learn More

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors help ensure thousands of students have access to the unique learning experiences we offer through our programs. As a sponsor, you will allow FIRST® in Alabama the flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed. Learn More
Your donation to FIRST® in Alabama will directly help support regional events, teams, and operational expenses. FIRST® is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and donations to FIRST® are tax deductible.
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Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST
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