For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a nonprofit organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. FIRST hosts four programs related to STEM for various ages. Junior FIRST Lego league is for grades K-3. FIRST Lego League (FFL) is for grades 4-8. FIRST Tech Challenge is a program for grades 7-12 and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is for grades 9-12. We are proud to have been a part of FRC competitions for over a decade.