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A GLOBAL ROBOTICS

COMMUNITY

PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE

FOR THE FUTURE

WOMEN IN STEM FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

ABOUT FIRST

FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

FIRST CHESAPEAKE DISTRICT

FIRST Chesapeake 20+ year-old independent 501(c)(3) organization located in Richmond, Virginia. Working in collaboration with the international organization, FIRST Inspires, FIRST Chesapeake is the official FIRST Partner Organization for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

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THE FIRST IMPACT

As we work as a community to prepare young people for a STEM future, FIRST aims to ensure its programs are having a lasting, positive impact on all participants.

75%

FIRST Alumni are in a STEM field as a student or professional.

2x

More likely to show gains in their interest of STEM.

$80

MILLION

In available scholarships.

95%

Teamwork skills increase.

Inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders

We engage young people in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM®

We instill this value at every opportunity. We expect, require, and reward on-field and off-field conduct that models the best values of professional respect and courtesy.

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INDIRECT LEARNING

Our mission is to inspire, not to formally educate, but participation in one of our events involves the application of remarkable range of creative and analytical skills, as well as the development of valuable social intelligence skills. 

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COOPERTITION®

Our Programs are designed so that to succeed teams must be able to cooperate with other teams as well as compete with other teams. This is an important real world skill. 

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RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND VOLUNTEERISM

Participating students reflect and embrace the diversity of modern society. Our program is volunteer led and volunteer delivered.

OUR PROGRAMS

News & Blog

Recruiting Equipment Manager

Chesapeake Equipment Manager FIRST Chesapeake | Hybrid- Maryland, Virginia, DC | Stipend Volunteer Position Position Summary: FIRST Chesapeake is seeking Equipment Managers to join our team

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Careers

Hiring Operations Associate

Operations Associate FIRST Chesapeake | Hybrid- Maryland, Virginia, DC Job Summary: FIRST Chesapeake is seeking a dynamic and organized Operations Associate to join our team. This

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FRC

October Town Hall Q&A

We tried to answer as many questions we could live. If you would like to hear those, we encourage you to check out the recording on our YouTube page. For the questions we couldn’t get to as well as for those who wrote in advance questions please find answers below. ​

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OUR SPONSORS

FIRST Chesapeake exists thanks to the dedication, commitment and financial support of our sponsors. Through their generous donations, FIRST Chesapeake is able to immerse our youth in an environment where science and technology are as celebrated as sports.

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