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imgMore than $135,000 raised to support FIRST Washington teams statewide.
More than $135,000 raised to support FIRST Washington teams statewide.
imgA Big Win for Washington State Students
Lisa White, Change the World Champion for STEM Equity and Inclusion (click on photo for media release)
imgFIRST LEGO League Jr.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Ages 6-10 and Grades K-4
imgFIRST LEGO League
FIRST LEGO League Ages 9-14 and Grades 4-8
imgFIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge - Ages 12-18 and Grades 7-12
imgFIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics Competition Ages 14-18 and Grades 9-12

Welcome to FIRST Washington

FIRST Washington supports and engages today's tech-native youth with a league of their own, inspiring them to build on their passions and preparing them to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Creating.  Theorizing.  Tinkering.  Testing.  Expanding their worlds.  Getting their hands dirty.

FIRST Washington ignites youthful minds through education, hard work, mentorship, and healthy competition.

Just as important, participants are integrated into a fun, team-based learning environment created to encourage their interests, teach the benefits of collaboration, boost self-confidence - and illuminate the exciting world of STEM study and careers.

At FIRST Washington, we sum it up this way:

What's going to be happening next in STEM is happening here.

FIRST.

Congratulations FRC Team 2976, the Spartabots from Skyline High School, Sammamish WA, FTC Team 12611, TechNova, Renton, WA on your World Championship! To see full team results from the Houston World Championship, April 18-21, 2018.



Team summary of Awards: 

FIRST LEGO League, 4th-8th grade: here

FIRST Tech Challenge, 7th-12th grade: here

FIRST Robotics Competition, 9th-12th grade: here

 

 

 

Four Amazing Programs.  One Amazing Community

 

Professional Development

FIRST Washington helps K-12 school teachers gain the skills and confidence to teach students Computer Science (CS) and STEM through robotics. Since 2016, over 400 Washington teachers have taken STEM Robotics 101 PD and are using its free and customizable OSPI approved curriculum:

 

http://stemrobotics.cs.pdx.edu/node/2643

 

STEM Robotics 101 introduces the energy and excitement of establishing a  FIRST LEGO League program (4th-8th grade) into a school and its "Java for Robots" extension provides a platform to teach Java for FIRST Tech Challenge (7th-12th grade)  and FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12thgrade) students.

 

The STEM Robotics 101 curriculum is used by over 3,700 registered teacher-users around the world. Working with our state’s network of 9 ESD's,  FIRST Washington continues to provide STEM Robotics 101 Professional Development across the state.

 

For more information or to register for an upcoming session please click here. Space is limited.