"It has completely changed my life. Without FIRST I would be going into graphic design, I would have zero people skills and exactly one friend. This team has not only taught me so much but it has also given me friends I will have for a life time as well as a second family and a second home."
Why FIRST Robotics is the best STEM Program
• 2 times as likely to major in science or engineering
• 41 Percent major in engineering
• 33 percent major in engineering
School engagement increases
• 88 percent more interested in doing well in school
• 90 percent plan to take a more challenging math or science course
• 91 percent more interested in going to college
21st century work-life skills
• 98 percent Improved problem solving skills
• 95 percent increased time management skills
• 93 percent increased conflict resolution skills
• 76 percent strengthened communication skills
FIRST Alumni in STEM Careers
Over 75 percent of FIRST Alumni are in STEM fields as a student or professional
2018 FIRST PowerUp Awards
Quarter-finalist in the Carver Division at the FIRST Championship Houston
Quarter-Finalist at the South Florida Regional
Semi-Finalist at the Smoky Mountain Regional
Semi-finalist at the Orlando Regional
Winners of the Engineering Inspiration Award
2017 FIRST Steamworks Awards
Quarter-Finalist in Newton Division at FIRST Championship Houston
Smoky Mountain Regional Winner
Smoky Mountain Regional Judges’ Award
Orlando Regional Semi-Finalist
Orlando Regional Judges’ Award
Mission Mayhem Winner
FIRST Team 744’s purpose is to glorify God and to exemplify gracious professionalism while equipping students with knowledge of science and technology through creative problem solving and competition in the FIRST robotics program.
FIRST Team 744 views gracious professionalism as a unique quality that all team members should aim to display. Team 744 portrays gracious professionalism by treating teammates and competitors with respect, while still having the highest team spirit possible. FIRST Team 744 aims to be cheerful when losing, humble when winning, and courteous to all those around.
What our students say about FIRST Robotics
"It has been absolutely inspirational, giving me opportunities that I couldn't have dreamed of before. I do not think I would be at MIT with a Gates Millennium Scholarship without FIRST robotics, and I am so excited to help give that opportunity back to students."
"Being in FIRST really put me ahead of the game in college engineering. It made grasping 3D concepts and theories much easier because I could usually relate it to something in a robot. "