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Our mission is to increase access to FIRST® programs in Alabama so that every Alabama student has the opportunity to participate in FIRST® Robotics. We aim to inspire young people in the state of Alabama 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.

What FIRST® in Alabama Is All About

FIRST® in Alabama works toward these goals providing the FIRST® progression of programs, from Junior FIRST® LEGO® League to the FIRST® Robotics Competition, that ranges from ages 6 to 18 years old. We organize competitive events in all 4 FIRST® programs as well as non-competitive, showcase, training, workshops and informative events. We also provide support for new and existing teams in these programs by creating and maintaining a state-wide network of contacts within and across the FIRST® programs.

All FIRST® program and events, including the Alabama Regional, are organized and run by a group of dedicated and accomplished of mentors, sponsors, alumni, volunteers,  including the parents, educators, friends and family, who spend many hours each year to make FIRST® a reality for all of the students in Alabama.

Join us for one of our premiere Robotics events:
  • The FIRST® Robotics Competition Rocket City Regional – Von Braun Center
  • The FIRST® Tech Challenge Qualifier – Hampton Cove Middle School
  • The FIRST® LEGO® League State Championship – U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • The Jr FIRST® LEGO® League Event – Von Braun Center

FIRST in Alabama Board of Directors

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Steve Cook
Dynetics
img-bio-gene-goldmanGene Goldman
Leidos
img-bio-chris-sandersChris Sanders
AeroJet
img-bio-don-tatumDon Tatum
Booz Allen Hamilton
img-bio-cynthia-robertsCynthia Roberts
Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sheryl Darrow, Financial Officer, FIA
  • Beverly Allen, Secretary, FIA
  • Renee Kozar, Chairman, FIA
  • Dana Hobbs, Executive Director
  • Evan Helmeid, Executive Advisory Board
"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST
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