FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology." FIRST's goal is to inspire the next generation and develop an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). FIRST has many programs for all ages preK - 12. The Freedom Engineers compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition for high schoolers. At the FIRST Robotics Competition, teams build industrial sized robots, create a brand, and compete with and against other teams.