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Our Mission

New England FIRST supports the FIRST global mission “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.”


NE FIRST provides accessible, innovative robotics 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.


FIRST offers a progressive series of team robotics challenges for students aged 4-18. Its programs are designed with hands-on, real-world experiences known to increase interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and inspire today’s kids to build tomorrow’s leaders. Research shows FIRST is advancing its mission to increase the number of students interested in STEM — and that interest is influencing their educational and career choices.

NE FIRST is the...


Operational partner of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in all six New England states.


Manager of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) program in Connecticut.


Manager of two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) programs in Mass. and all three in Connecticut. 


Convener of STEM enthusiasts, students, teachers and coaches in CT, MA, NH, ME, RI and VT.

Our Team

NE FIRST is supported by ingenuityNE, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity incorporated in the State of Connecticut. In addition to countless volunteers, mentors and board members that make FIRST events and teams in New England successful, NE FIRST leadership includes...

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