We are dedicated to turning around America’s growing critical lack of qualified workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), by inspiring and energizing students. Our goal is to excite and motivate our youth into pursuing careers in the STEM workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for young people with a focus on under-served and under-represented communities.
We have partnered with the established nonprofit, FIRST (www.firstinspires.org), to deliver on our mission with sustainable programs targeted at K-12 youth. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) engages the imaginations of students through robotics, through robust programs involving math, engineering, problem solving, teamwork and “gracious professionalism” in the spirit of cooperative competition.
We are the Northern California program partner for FIRST for the FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL JR), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) programs. In addition, we sponsor a FIRST Robotic Competition team (FRC) and provide volunteer support for FRC competitions.
In 2012, we opened The Play Space – a “first of its kind” dedicated cross-program FIRST makerspace for teams, coaches, volunteers and the entire FIRST community to use and support each other.
The Play Space is a dedicated cross-program makerspace for use across all of the FIRST programs to use and support each other
This is our dedicated team to bring the programs to you.
Youth Served in 2015 Season
Adult Volunteers supporting Events/Teams
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE in NORCAL
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE in NORCAL