FIRST Team 973 is a high school robotics team from Atascadero, California. We strive to spread STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to students by creating a hands-on, project-based, educational environment. Team 973 is made possible by our devoted mentors and generous sponsors. If you are interested in contributing, please click the button below.
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FIRST, which stands for “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. Structured around a high-school robotics competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition is much more than just a competition, combining gracious professionalism with technology to create an environment that fosters a deeper appreciation for science and technology. Professionals as well as college students partner with teams to teach students valuable engineering and professional skills while helping the team succeed. Furthermore, FIRST teams are encouraged to spread the word to increase appreciation of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in society as a whole.