FIRST is an international youth organization that encourages interest in STEM degrees and careers through challenging robotics competitions that foster collaboration, cooperation, and professionalism. Since 2002, we have donated approximately $8.5M to FIRST teams, programs, and events across the country. BAE Systems employees have also donated countless hours to mentor teams and volunteer at FIRST events and competitions. Our partnership with FIRST® gives the company and our employees the opportunity to support interest in STEM – an initiative close to our hearts – by mentoring a new generation of scientists and engineers.