About FIRST Global

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.

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View the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge

From the global togetherness of the parade of nations during the Opening Ceremony, to the cooperation and enthusiasm during rounds of robot game play — watch the adventure unfold for the 163 teams that participated in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge held in Washington, D.C.

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