The FIRST Global Challenge invites each country to send a team to compete in our robotics olympics, which takes place in a different nation each year. Themed around the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering identified by National Academy of Engineering, each year a different Grand Challenge takes center stage in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems. The challenges we face as a global society need to be solved, and the next generation can meet the task — together. To learn more about past years, visit our archives.
Dean Kamen | Mike and Jackie Bezos | Ricardo Salinas | Pablo Legorreta | Laurent Beaudoin | Norm Augustine | Chad Holliday | Gordon England | Dan Mote | Martine Rothblatt | Vikrant Bhargava | will.i.am | Fred Smith | Mauricio Gutierrez | Anousheh Ansari
represented during the season.
impacted around the globe.
served in the GSC or worked at the event.
had no prior robotics experience.
were founded, organized, or brought into being by women.
featured FIRST Global teams internationally.