RoboExpo provides an opportunity for the public to engage with local FIRST teams in a way that is not usually possible. This level of interaction is essential in developing strong community bonds that will advance STEM ideals.
RoboExpo provides a platform for engaging in one on one conversations between the public and local team members. A mall event has the distinct advantage of being easily accessible to a large number of people who may not have heard of FIRST before.
RoboExpo allows the public to get information about local teams and events. Answering the constant question of "How do I or my child get involved?"
The unique experience of having many FIRST programs represented allows people of all ages to get information for immediate involvement opportunities.
We've created a guide to help your FIRST team host a RoboExpo. It has everything you need, from sample emails, flyers and schedules, to logistics, and Simon mall info. Get the RoboExpo Planning Guide (3.6 MB PDF)
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Visit FIRST.