FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics event that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs. By bringing these future STEM leaders together in an engaging and collaborative competition that drives home the importance, excitement, and applicability of STEM education, FIRST Global inspires students to learn the skills they will need to make the discoveries their parents and grandparents would consider miracles, impossibilities, or just plain science fiction.
The FIRST Global Challenge is a truly international robotics event where students from nearly 160 nations across the world will travel to Washington, D.C. this July to participate in the inaugural game that will be held in different nations each year. Teams are composed of high school students with the goal of increasing their knowledge of STEM so they can become the next generation of scientific leaders who will work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Each team has a story to tell and a mission to accomplish, and by clicking on the link below, you will find photos, videos, and short biographies that will give you a glimpse into the lives of our FIRST Global competitors.