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FIRST Championship Held In Atlanta
More than 20,000 spectators, students, mentors, volunteers, sponsors, and FIRST supporters gathered at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta this past April to experience the ultimate robotic celebration.
The FIRST World Championship drew teams from the U.S. as well as ten other nations including: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
More than 196,000 students, 86,000 volunteers, and 3,500 sponsors joined the FIRST community this year, which is estimated to be one million and growing!
FIRST is a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to celebrate science and technology via robotics competitions worldwide.
The organization offers innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math while building life skills.
Teams earned their invitations to the championship by excelling in their regional tournaments in competitive play, sportsmanship, and the development of partnerships among schools, businesses, and communities.
Three levels of robotic competition are offered via FIRST to students. They include Jr. FIRST LEGO® League, FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge.
To learn more, visit www.usfirst.org.