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What Is FIRST?


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. 

FIRST is more than robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st-century work-life skills.


“The Only Sport Where Everyone Can Go Pro: Robotics” -Dean Kamen


On an FRC team, students use the scientific method while designing, building and programming robots.


Our FRC students use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to help design and Java to program the robots that are built.


FRC students use engineering skills to solve problems and overcome challenges during the build and competition seasons.


We consider the arts to be a very important element of our team. Artistry ensures a consistent theme to our team's image. 


Math is a foundational component to the building, programming, and designing of the robot as well as a critical part of financial planning.


Aetos Dios 
FRC 7153

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Aetos Dios
is part of
UConn 4-H.

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