Visit FIRST® teams in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday to drive student-built robots – and meet your future colleagues and employees. An international nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) engages K-12 students in exciting, mentor-based research and robotics programs that help build 21st century work-life skills and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. Ten years of evaluation data indicates that FIRST participants are 2x as likely as their peers to major in science or engineering, and over 75% of FIRST alumni are studying or working in a STEM field. FIRST is building your future workforce. Stop by to connect with students and mentors from our one-million-strong movement, and find out how you can help inspire the innovators of tomorrow.