About MaineFIRST

Maine has some great opportunities for kids to play hard at science and technology. FIRST(R) 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 MaineFIRST website exists to support and celebrate FIRST Robotics in Maine.

Members of the MaineFIRST Coalition are parents, mentors, volunteers, teachers, industry professionals and FIRST Alumni. They are associated with various teams around the state, they organize 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

Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition – Held annually at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine since 2013. The 2020 competition was cancelled because of the global virus outbreak crisis.

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

FIRST(R) 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 Event

News from FIRST Headquarters