What Is FIRST?

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.

Who Are We?

Kilroy Robotics, also known as FIRST Robotics Team 339, is a high school robotics team with students from Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties in Virginia. Every year, about 50 students work together to design, construct, and program a robot to play a unique game during competition season.