FIRST helps young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology and math through its innovative, progressive programs. On October 14, 2011, Annie Lee published an evaluation of FIRST with a "BUY" rating.

NPI Rating: BUY

FIRST has been successful in meeting its goals of helping young people develop interests in science, technology, engineering, and math through its engaging and educational robotic programs. These programs have made positive impacts on the participating students, schools, teachers, and mentors. Satisfaction with FIRST programs has been consistently rated highly among participants. As the programs continue to expand, we recommend a reduction in registration fees which would help the organization reach more students, particular in underserved communities.

Download the full research report in PDF format here: NPI Evaluation of FIRST.