Huntington County 4-H Robotics is part of a larger organization known as U.S. FIRST.
Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, says his vision is “To create a world where science and technology are celebrated…where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, this non-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.
Huntington Robotics has established a prestigious reputation among FIRST teams. The team was created in 1999 by local engineers and has operated with strong engineering and student support since that time. The team currently has nine engineers as mentors and around 20 students.
Huntington Robotics club was also the first team started under 4-H. And since being started, have inspired two other FIRST teams to be started under 4-H.
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