in New England

Supporting FIRST's global mission of inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders in all New England states.

3 FIRST Programs. 6 States.
Thousands of students inspired through
STEM education.


Discover, Explore or Challenge: there is a FIRST LEGO League program for every child ages 4-12.


Middle- and high-school students dive deeper into STEM concepts in a small team or classroom setting.


With real-world challenges, teams of high-school students build industrial-size robots to play this Sport for the Mind™.

We Believe in STEM Education for Everyone



NE FIRST® is the operational partner of the FIRST® Robotics Competition in the six New England states and is supported by ingenuityNE, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity incorporated in the State of Connecticut.

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is the world's leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education. FIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators 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.


Thank you to our Sponsors


Mission in Action

"Our goal at NE FIRST is to be committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where our entire community feels respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias."

Michael Fantom, NE FIRST Executive Director