about first

"FIRST®'s (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)  vision is "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® was founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. This non-profit organization designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills" (FIRST®). 

FIRST® Values

FIRST® has two main values: Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®.  Gracious Professionalism® "encourages high-quality work, emqhasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community" (FIRST®). Coopertition® "is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete" (FIRST®). 

For more information about FIRST®, visit www.firstinspires.org

10818 Artesia Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90706

Tel: 562.860.0556
Fax: 562.860.4323

© 2020

by Valley Christian Schools 

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