FIRST Chesapeake, dba VirginiaFIRST, is an independent non-profit that brings STEM-based leadership programs to students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Robotics is the means to teach technical concepts and practical know-how, as well as to build leadership skills and develop teamwork. What makes us unique is our access to the continuum of K-12 programs developed by FIRST.
Community and industry professionals work side by side with students to develop a competition robot in answer to a complex engineering challenge that looks and plays like a sporting event. FIRST programs reach more students in our area of service than any other STEM-based organization. Supporting the vision and mission of FIRST, FIRST Chesapeake is providing the platform to build the next generation of technology leaders for tomorrow ’s global workforce.