What Is 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.
Four Amazing Programs. One Amazing Community.
FIRST® Washington is an organization that offers a hands-on learning experience to inspire young people about science, technology, and math. FIRST® Washington welcomes students and volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities, and work hard to build an inclusive learning community. FIRST® Washington offers the most comprehensive STEM and career connected learning in the state.
LEGO® LEAGUE EXPLORE
Grades 2 - 4
Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements.
LEGO® LEAGUE CHALLENGE
Grades 4 - 8
Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.
Grades 7 - 12
Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations.
Grades 9 - 12
High school-aged teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.