FIRST Robotoics

Program Director
Steve Cremer, Regional Director
Contact Person
Gary Garber & Sarah Silva 
(617) 353-9000
Mailing Address
BU Academy
1 University Road
Boston, MA 02215
Program URL 
Boston University hosts the Boston regional FIRSTcompetition, an event that draw thousands of high schools students, who design and build robots for the event.
Program Participants In Schools
  • Teachers
  • Students

  • BU Faculty
  • BU Staff

Grade Levels
  • Grades 9-12

Participating School Districts
  • Arlington Public Schools
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Waltham Public Schools
  • Watertown Public Schools
  • Other: New England Region
Participating BU Schools and Colleges
  • College of Engineering
Program Focus
  • Academic Support: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Research Component No
External Funding None
Additional Information FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a one-of-a-kind program for middle and high school students founded by inventor Dean Kamen.

Designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering, FIRST, works with mentors within business, education and government to make science as cool as sports.