Oklahoma Regional and FIRST
Since 2007, the annual Oklahoma FIRST Regional has been held at the
Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Teams from across the
country compete in the robotics competition designed to pair
professionals and young people to solve an engineering design
problem and compete.
FIRST, which stands for “For the Inspiration and Recognition of
Science and Technology,” is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989
by Dean Kamen. Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and a strong
promoter of science, technology, and engineering. He is best known
as the inventor of the Segway. Kamen noticed that the number of
American students in the science and technology field was widely
decreasing and he wanted to inspire young adults to join the vast
field of science and technology.
Learn more about
FIRST and their mission at their website.