Mouser Electronics supports FIRST ® Robotics Competition
Mouser Electronics is proud to be a major sponsor of FIRST® Robotics Competition as nearly 3,400 high school teams from 100+ countries participate to learn, discover, and solve engineering challenges through virtual and live competitions at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Our support for FIRST® helps inspire tomorrow's engineers.
Teams of 10 or more high school students (ages 14-18/grades 9-12) are challenged to build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills. It’s as close to real-world business and engineering as a student can get.
Since 2014, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs. Mouser sponsors FIRST® virtual and live competitions at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Joining Mouser in the sponsorship is valued manufacturer partner Analog Devices, Inc.
Get ready to play and may the best robot win!
Dean Kamen with Mouser Robot at 2023 Championships.
FIRST by the Numbers
FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured after-school programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges. An international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school. Participants and alumni of FIRST programs gain access to education and career discovery opportunities, connections to exclusive scholarships and employers, and a place in the FIRST community for life. Learn more at firstinspires.org
- FIRST LEGO® League: Grades PreK-8 (ages 4-16; age varies by country)
- FIRST Tech Challenge: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
- FIRST Robotics Competition: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)