About MaineFIRST

Maine has some great opportunities for kids to play hard at science and technology. FIRST® Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is just that kind of opportunity, high school students working side by side with professionals in education and industry, developing skills and relationships that will last a lifetime. Help spread the word about FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

The Maine FIRST website exists to support and celebrate FIRST Robotics in Maine.

Members of the Maine FIRST Coalition are parents, mentors, volunteers, teachers, industry professionals and FIRST Alumni. They are associated with various teams around the state, have become the organizing committee for the Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition. They keep alive a vision that Maine teams play together, cheer for each other, help each other, and help Maine students, parents, potential volunteers, teachers and donors find, start and support Maine teams and competitions.

FIRST® Robotics Resources in Maine

Pine Tree District FIRST® Robotics Competition – Check out the 2022 Pine Tree District Qualifying Event, March 12-13 at Thomas College in Waterville. In-person for teams and VIP Sponsors, and livestreamed on Twitch for everyone else.

Robotics Institute of Maine – Maine 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting robotics activities for Maine youth.

FIRST® Inspires – Global headquarters in New Hampshire.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Comments and questions from the public are welcome here, and we will answer them for everyone’s benefit, but if you’re looking for a private or quick response, please send an email to loriaam@gmail.com.

Photos from the
2019 Pine Tree District FIRST® Robotics Qualifying Event

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