PTC and FIRST
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
Overall Reach - All Programs Combined
- 294,000+ students
- 26,900 teams
- 24,300+ robots
- 65,000 Mentors/adult supporters
- 35,000 event Volunteers
PTC, a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Strategic Partner, is proud to join forces with FIRST to build the engineers and innovators of tomorrow!
Through the sponsorship of FIRST, PTC is donating software (Creo, Mathcad and Windchill) to all FTC and FRC teams. In addition, we are providing funding to sponsor teams for all FIRST programs, sponsor events and scholarships, and have over 300 employee volunteers worldwide!
PTC offers a wide variety of training options to help FIRST teams understand the value of the Engineering Process and how using PTC software can help you with your overall team and robot design.
- PTC Continues as Exclusive CAD and Collaboration Sponsor of 2013-2014 FIRST ® Tech Challenge Competition
- PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann Recognized As a Leading Advocate for STEM Education
- PTC Continues Commitment to STEM Leadership and a Future Qualified Work Force
- PTC’s Continued Support for FIRST® Connects Students with Manufacturers to Practice Every Day Product Development Processes
- PTC Exclusive CAD and Collaboration Sponsor of FIRST ® Tech Challenge Competition
- PTC Congratulates its Sponsored FIRST Robotics Teams at International FIRST Championship
- PTC and DoD STARBASE Bring Science and Technology Opportunities to Georgia, Michigan and Minnesota Students
- PTC’s Support for FIRST® is Cornerstone of Corporate Social Responsibility Program
- PTC Broadens Partnership with FIRST to Launch New FIRST Lego League Teams in Las Vegas
- PTC Congratulates Sponsored, Award-Winning Teams At FIRST® Championship
- PTC Holds the Inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge in China to Inspire Student Innovation
- PTC Collaborates with FIRST ® and the American International School of Bucharest to Launch the FIRST ® Tech Challenge
- PTC® Continues Collaboration with FIRST® to Launch the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Robotics Competition in China
- PTC’s Support for FIRST Robotics Competition Continues to Focus on STEM Education for Youth
- PTC Expands its Support for 2010 FIRST World Championship in Atlanta
- PTC® Underscores Commitment To STEM Education Program And Expands Partnership With FIRST
- PTC® Named FIRST Collaboration Sponsor For FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)