Oklahoma F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is dedicated to inspiring young people’s interest in science and technology. Through our programs, kids team with local engineers, professors and business people to solve real world engineering challenges by building a robot in six weeks from a common kit of parts. Students develop technical expertise, and gain self-confidence, knowledge and skills to face life’s challenges. They discover they can achieve more than they had ever dreamed possible.
FIRST's Vision is to positively transform culture by inspiring young people, their schools, and communities to appreciate science and technology. FIRST brings together schools with businesses, and students with professionals as mentors, all with the support of local high schools and Career Techs.
In 2015-16 over 400,000 students, worldwide, have participated in FIRST alongside 200,000 mentors, coaches, judges and volunteers and over $22 million in scholarships were awarded.
"We are proud to advance FIRST Robotics in Oklahoma. Now, more than ever, our students need inspiration, mentors and opportunities to grow. It's good for them and it's good for our city."
-Mickey Clagg, Midtown Renaissance