27th of August 2021

Equity for All

FIRST is an organization that deeply values it’s mission to spread STEM to everyone regardless of their background. This goal requires the presence of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion measures (commonly referred to as ED&I) to be common and practiced within every FIRST space, regardless of program, status, team, location, and other measures. Creating a diverseRead More »

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13th of August 2021

Brainstorming at Maryland Tech Invitational

On July 31st and August 1st 2021, FIRST Tech Challenge teams from around the world gathered at the Maryland Tech Invitational (referred to as MTI). This was the first in-person competition for several teams outside of their virtual tournaments this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NE FIRST sat down with MTI Finalists, FTC-8644 Brainstormers, to talkRead More »

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6th of August 2021

Battlecry Victory

On July 31st and August 1st 2021, 35 teams ranging from New York to Maine gathered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Battlecry 21. This event was the first of its kind in New England after 510 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NE FIRST interviewed Day 1 Alliance 2 Pick and Day 2 Winner, FRC-5813 Morpheus,Read More »

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23rd of July 2021

Terrorbots & Minibots

This story is a testimonial provided by FIRST Robotics Team 3623 – Terrorbots, written by Robotics Coordinator Jake Janssens. When New England’s minibot challenge rolled out, The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leomister would soon realize that this small robot would create such a big impact within their team. When we opened the boxRead More »

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9th of July 2021

Minibots & Andromeda One

This story is a testimonial provided by FIRST Robotics Team 4905 – Andromeda One on 6/28/2021. Written by Bill Walter and Seth Valliere. When FRC4905 Andromeda One picked up their free Romi Mini-bot, they had no idea that it would lead to such a broad path of learning and fun while improving the team’s capabilities. Team 4905Read More »

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