IndianaFIRST is an organization dedicated to growing FIRST robotics programs in the state of Indiana. Founded in the fall of 2001 as the Indiana-based affiliate of FIRST, IndianaFIRST brings FIRST programming to students in grades K-12, teaching them hands-on skills in engineering, science and technology that they can relate back to their class work.
To inspire young people to be leaders in STEM industries by engaging them in exciting mentor-based robotics programs that build hard skills in science, engineering and technology as well as valuable 21st Century skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Through the development of a statewide organization, IndianaFIRST will make Indiana a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program leader.
“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”
– Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST