FIRST® Robotics is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in young people.

Founded in the USA in 1989, FIRST® Libya was established in 2018. Since then, FIRST® Libya has partnered with schools and universities across Libya with teams and competitions held in Tripoli, and soon in Benghazi.

Libyan teams have enjoyed remarkable success attending the regionals and soon, The World Championships.

Worldwide there are 32,600 teams made up of 350,000+ students from nearly 80 countries. 64,000+ Mentors and 66,000+ event Volunteers and Affiliate Partners donate their time to makeFIRST® possible.

For more information, please visit www.firstinspires.org!

All numbers are projected for the 2019-2020 season. 

Global Reach 

  • 660,000 students
  • 79,000 teams
  • 51,000 robots created
  • 300,000+ mentor, coach, judge, and volunteer roles

2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

  • 4,000 teams
  • 100,000 students (Ages 14-18; Grades 9-12)
  • Representing 35 countries

2019-2020 FIRST® Tech Challenge: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)

  • 8,000 teams
  • 80,000 students (Ages 12-18; Grades 7-12)
  • Representing 35+ countries

2019-2020 FIRST® LEGO® League: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-16; age varies by country)

  • 39,000 teams
  • 312,000 students, (Ages 9-16*; Grades 4-8)
  • Representing 100+ countries

*Ages vary by country

2019-2020 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.: Grades K-4 (ages 6-10)

  • 28,000 teams
  • 168,000 children (Ages 6-10; Grades K-4)
  • Representing 70+ countries

2020 FIRST Scholarship Program

  • Over $80 million in college, university, and technical program scholarships
  • 3,500+ individual scholarship opportunities
  • Nearly 200 scholarship providers

2020 FIRST Volunteers & Sponsors

  • 300,000+ volunteer roles filled
  • FIRST sponsors include more than 200 of the Fortune 500 companies

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