Compared to a group of students with similar backgrounds and achievement in high-school math and science, FIRST alumni are:

  • Significantly more likely to attend college.

  • Twice as likely to major in science and engineering.

Enabling Careers in Science and Technology

FIRST alumni are:

  • 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their college freshman year.

  • More than twice as likely to expect to have a science or technology-related career after college.

Inspiring Students

By their own accounts, FIRST helped participants:

  • Experience the world of science and technology in a way that expanded the interest in the field.

  • Learn critical life and work-related skills.

  • Build the confidence and relationships they needed to move forward with their education and careers

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