About FIRST

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires 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.

In the Spotlight

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  • 14th Annual Los Angeles FIRST Robotics Competition presented by The Roddenberry Foundation

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    Congratulations to ALL Teams, Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Friends and Family members who participated in the Los Angeles FIRST Robotics Regional Sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation and helped to create an exciting and memorable weekend. Definitely an amazing and exciting event with energy matches, a very special visit from FIRST President Donald Bossi, wise words shared by SpaceX's Tom Mueller, incredible sponsor involvement on all levels and great media attention. Read More...
     
  • SoCal FLL Regional Championship: Dec 7-8

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    Over a span of two exciting days, 112 teams and over 1,100 students ages 9-14 descended upon LEGOLAND California to demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. With STEM celebrities on hand, unusually soggy weather and the air electrified with the buzzing brains and effort from teams throughout Southern California, Read More...
     
  • THE TOP 20 CA FRC TEAMS – Post Week 6

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    THE TOP 20 FRC TEAMS IN CALIFORNIA - Post Week 6 Rankings. The ‘Voters Poll’ is a voted on by a selected panel of team mentors from across the state of California. The ‘OPR Poll’ is based on who has the highest Offensive Power Rating (OPR) in the state of California. The ‘Standard Points Poll” is based on the FRC Standard District Point Ranking System that was announced in the fall of 2013. The ‘Combined Poll’ is a aggregate poll that takes into account the three polls listed above.
     
  • San Diego FTC Championship Tournament

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    Congratulations to ALL Teams, Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Friends and Family members who participated in the San Diego FTC Championship Tournament! We'd like to wish the VERY BEST OF LUCK to all teams who are advancing to the FTC West Super-Regional in Sacramento, March 20-22, 2014; and to all teams competing in the Los Angeles and NorCal FTC Championship Tourmanent this weekend!
     
  • FIRST California, Logo Contest

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    Be a part of FIRST history and help us to design a new FIRST California logo and snag a cool $200 in our logo design contest! As we work to unite all California FIRST teams, your creativity is requested to help craft a new logo that conveys the vibrant culture of FIRST in California while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the official FIRST logo. Read More...
     

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Be a part of FIRST history and help us to design a new FIRST California logo and snag a cool $200 in our logo design contest!  As we work to unite all California FIRST teams, your creativity is requested to help craft a new logo that conveys the vibrant culture of FIRST in California while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the official FIRST logo.

The trick is – you only have 3 days!

The contest is open to the public and is being administered through www.99designs.com.  There is no fee to enter the contest, but you will need to sign up to be a “designer”.

Here’s an excerpt from the design brief:

“FIRST California” is the brand we are working to build. FIRST Robotics is a worldwide program in it’s 22nd year and already has an established logo and widely recognized worldwide identity, but this is the first year that we are focusing on uniting almost 1,800 FIRST Teams in California – as “FIRST California” – to show our solidarity as future science and technology leaders in our great Golden State.

Our goal with this logo is to add to the existing FIRST logo and add a bit of California flavor – fun and vibrant. We are fond of sun images, but these are not required in the design. We like blue – think ocean. If you can think of something more clever, cool and appealing to creative and smart kids (and adults) – go for it!

Design Requirements:
This project is to create a new logo by keeping the original logo as-is and then adding the word “California” and a design element/elements that captures the essence of California. Our website is www.cafirst.org

  • Add the word California to the existing FIRST logo
  • Add a design element/elements that convey the feeling of California
  • Keep it simple and clean
  • Include this version of the FIRST logo with strict adherence to FIRST Branding and Design Standards document paying close attention to giving space around the logo.
  • No modification of the attached logo. Just add to it.
  • Create a square version and horizontal rectangle version option
  • Create a full color logo
  • The logo will be embroidered on shirts, created as sticker and used as header on website
  • No photos or copyrighted images

 

And . . . GO!  Good luck.