FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST, which stands for For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and a strong promoter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). He is best known as the inventor of the Segway. Kamen noticed that the number of American students in the science and technology field was widely decreasing and he wanted to inspire young adults to join the vast STEM fields.


  • Date
    Mar 28 - 31 , 2018
  • Parking

    The parking garage located below the Cox Convention Center is managed by Republic Parking Systems and offers more than 900 parking spaces. Parking spaces are available for guests with disablities near each of the four sets of elevators.

    Entrances to the undergound parking garage are available on the east side of the building on E.K. Gaylord and on the west side of the building on N. Robinson.


  • Wed, Mar 28, 2018
  • Thu, Mar 29, 2018
  • Fri, Mar 30, 2018
  • Sat, Mar 31, 2018