Pittsburgh FIRST

About Us

Pittsburgh FIRST operates as a regional branch of FIRST (United States Foundation For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). We share the mission of FIRST: “to inspire 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, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

This Region includes Western and Central Pennsylvania from just east of Harrisburg (and roughly north and south to New York and Maryland) west to the Ohio border.

The Regional Planning Committee (RPC) is responsible for helping form and support teams along with hosting the Western & Central PA region’s Regional Competition

If you have any questions, contact us.