What Is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is a nonprofit organization founded by Dean Kamen. Its goal is to inspire and educate young people in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (also known as STEM) through a mentor-based teaching system.


VCS Robotics would not be able to function without our sponsors! We are a 501(c)3 organization, and there are many different ways of being a sponsor. Check out all of the companies and family sponsors, by clicking on the link below!




Team 2844 & 12841 are a private high-school based team, out of Valley Christian High School. We are located in the heart of Chandler, Arizona. Team 2844 received World recognition after winning the 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship. We are a group of students excited about Science and Technology! Look around and meet our team!


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