At FIRST Chesapeake, we ignite the flames of innovation, foster a love for science and technology, and empower the next generation of problem solvers.
Our mission is simple yet powerful: to inspire young minds, encourage collaboration, and build a brighter future through the exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Founded on the belief that every child has the potential to change the world, FIRST Chesapeake has been a cornerstone of STEM education since 1999. We are part of the global FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) network, and our roots run deep within the vibrant communities of the Chesapeake region.
We are dedicated to nurturing the spark of curiosity in young minds. We provide a dynamic platform for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to dive into the fascinating world of STEM. Through a wide array of programs, competitions, and hands-on experiences, we empower our participants to:
Over the years, FIRST Chesapeake has made a lasting impact on thousands of lives. We’ve seen students blossom into confident leaders, engineers, and scientists. Our alumni have gone on to pursue careers in STEM fields, shaping the future of innovation and discovery. We take immense pride in knowing that we’ve played a part in their journeys.
Whether you’re a student eager to explore the world of robotics, a mentor looking to share your expertise, or a sponsor passionate about investing in tomorrow’s innovators, FIRST Chesapeake welcomes you with open arms. Together, we can inspire, educate, and shape the future.
Explore our programs, get involved, and help us continue to spark the fires of innovation in the Chesapeake region. Join us on this thrilling adventure as we strive to build a brighter, more innovative tomorrow.
Are you ready to be part of the FIRST Chesapeake journey? Let’s inspire tomorrow’s innovators, together.
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