Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a 501 (c) (3) founded in 1989 inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation.

PTC, a FIRST Strategic Partner, is proud to join forces with FIRST and our customers to build the innovators of tomorrow. PTC donates Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, provides team grants, event sponsorship, scholarships and has over 300 volunteers around the world!


PTC Creo

PTC Academic Program Software for PTC CreoPTC’s 3D CAD software

Save time and your team’s budget by designing, assembling, and testing your robot in PTC Creo before building it.

Register for your free copy of PTC Creo

Download the FTC and FRC Kit of Parts design in PTC Creo

PTC Mathcad Prime

PTC Academic Program Software for PTC Mathcad PrimePTC’s Engineering Calculation and Documentation software

Perform and document your team’s critical engineering calculations in PTC Mathcad’s live document environment. Create reusable worksheets for important engineering calculations.

Register for your free version of PTC Mathcad Express, with a 30 day free trial of PTC Mathcad

To acquire a free permanent license for PTC Mathcad Prime email us.

PTC Windchill

PTC Academic Program Software for PTC WindchillPTC’s Product Lifecycle Management software

Securely manage and share Creo, Mathcad, and Office documents online using Windchill’s program management and data vault capabilities. Never again ask, “Does anyone have that file on their hard drive?”

Register your Team for a Windchill project (Team Mentors Only)

Login to your Windchill Project

First_TeamGrants.png 2014-2015 FIRST PTC Grants
2013-2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarship2013-2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarship
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PTC Community

Share your FIRST experiences with other FIRST mentors! Ask PTC professionals questions about PTC software!

Join the PTC FIRST Community