What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology[3]) is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. There are over 350,000 students on 32,600 teams from around the world competing at various programs.


The Mission

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.





Who is Team 2370?

Team 2370 is a high school robotics team from schools all across Rutland County, Vermont. The team was founded in 2008 and have attended FIRST FRC events in Nashua, NH, Worcester, MA, and Carney's Point, NJ.


We strive to instill a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math in our team members. Students learn project management skills and how to work as part of a team. These are the future engineers that will become the workforce upon graduation from college. Our goal is to give them the abilities they need to excel in the workplace. We are always looking for new members and mentors.





FIRST Robotics Competition


The FIRST Robotics Competition is a competition where thousands of high school robotics teams from around the world build robots to solve a unique challenge. This year's challenge is called Stronghold, and it is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field. Details of this year's challenge will be release at kickoff on January 9th, 2016.


Below is the teaser trailer for this year's competition:







FIRST has created an organization called NE FIRST, which will help move the teams in New England participate in a district model. The benefit is that we will be attending two events this year instead of one. You can see us play at the following district events:

  • March 11th - 13st, 2016: WPI District Event
  • March 24th - 26th, 2016: UNH District Event


Hope to see you there!



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