About Us


Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate  for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. 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.

Visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc for more information.


TNFIRST, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation in Tennessee focused on connecting K12 students to the world of FIRST Robotics and Events

Our Vision is to:

Celebrate and promote science, technology, and entrepreneurship as productive careers in our society.


To provide resources and activities that build and expand mentor-based robotics programs throughout the State of Tennessee, thereby developing business, engineering, and manufacturing skills in the K12 student community to grow their problem-solving, team-building, leadership, and community engagement.



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