FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
To create a world where science and technology are celebrated… where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.
– Dean Kamen, Founder
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Robotics Program at Prince of Peace Christian School
“21st century learning in action-collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. I am very proud of the example, dedication and results achieved by the team.”
– Chris Hahn, Headmaster
“I am so excited for our Prince of Peace Robotics Team and for their successes. I know the amount of work they put into the Robots and they really showed what “Teamwork” is all about. The Robotics Team has grown into one of our premiere programs at Prince of Peace. Thank you to the coaches and mentors and all the team members for representing Prince of Peace by using their gifts in a way that glorifies God!”
– Craig Swanson, High School Principal
“As mentor of Team 3802 it is my challenge to prepare and give our students the best chance to compete not only on a local level (Regional Competitions) but also on the world level (World Championship.) I am currently developing a complete Robotics program for the students at POP by utilizing the resources of the POP family. This program includes Web site design, business/marketing strategy, graphic design, video and photography, programming, CAD, and mechanical skills. This is a real challenge; however, with the assistance of several talented mentors this opportunity is a reality for our students. It is the goal of Team 3802, RoboPOP to prepare our students for the 21st century in more than just “building” robots!”
–Rick Knotts, FIRST Mentor
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward