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Thank you Johnson & Johnson!

KY FIRST Robotics is excited to partner with Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that designs and manufactures medical devices and surgical instruments. This partnership provides support to every FIRST team in Kentucky that competed in at least one event this Energized season and plans to compete again next season! This type of support helps teams progress forward, a pillar of Johnson and Johnson’s values and a key to success in FIRST programs.


Teams will receive:

               20 FLL Explore teams will receive  $50/team

               90 FLL Challenge teams will receive $100/team

               21 FTC teams will receive $350/team

               9 FRC teams will receive $1,000/team

On behalf of all KY FIRST teams, Thank you Johnson & Johnson!

2022-2023 Season
FIRST Energize!

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“We’re not using kids to build robots, we’re using robots to build kids.”
- Dean Kamen

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Our Vision

To Inspire the next generation of problem solvers and leaders. 

The mission of KY FIRST Robotics is to establish a robust and sustainable FIRST Robotics Program throughout the state of Kentucky by removing barriers and supporting access to the programs.  At the heart of this mission is to give youth from Pre-school through high school the ability to thrive in our high-tech world by providing opportunities for growth and success in the areas of problem solving, communication and experience with technology. KY FIRST Robotics wants all students in the state to have the opportunity to explore STEAM and bring forward their own personal interests and talents so they are confident to join the workforce in skilled trades, engineering, information technology, programming and leadership.  

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Our Mission


What makes FIRST Programs Unique?

FIRST Tech Challenge
(FTC) &
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
teams are not limited to what's in the box to build their robots! In fact, they don't have to buy any box kit, but there are kits available if they choose to go that route.

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