Official FIRST

is a Shorty Award finalist!


Official FIRST® Twitter Founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in sci&tech. Programs for students K-12

www.usfirst.org - 11,032 followers

Finalist in Education chosen by the community

5 nominations in Omgrobots

3 nominations in Science

1 nomination in Gorobots

1 nomination in Make It Louder

Campaign Video by Official FIRST

The Shorty Interview with Official FIRST

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Not yet...!

What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?

Use correct spelling. And be nice to each other!

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

Our friend will.i.am!

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

#omgrobots

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Biography

FIRST 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. For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have. For team Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake. For Sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make. FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2012-2013 FIRST season attracted more than 300,000 youth and more than 120,000 Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers from 70+ countries.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

FIRST uses social media to increase brand awareness, and to communicate with members of the FIRST community which include but are not limited to: students, teachers, mentors/coaches, professional engineers, FIRST Alumni, volunteers, Mommy Bloggers, STEM-enthusiasts/activists, Sponsors/Alliances, scholarship providers, parents, and many more. The way FIRST uses social media is unique because the non-profit is actively engaged with the aforementioned community members, and the communications between the organization and its audiences are overwhelmingly positive. These audiences are passionate, loyal, active, and vocal. In conjunction with members of the FIRST community, the non-profit is able to organically prove its impact and inform others of its MIssion - no heavy-handed Marketing campaigns or incentives needed. FIRST uses social media to gather testimonies from its various audiences, and to inspire others to get involved.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because this organization changes lives #omgrobots! Has it changed your life??

February 18, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because FIRST teaches us how to be AMAZING people #omgrobots

February 18, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because FIRST inspires students to build a better future.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because it is an awesome organization.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because it inspires kids to achieve their best.

February 17, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because they engage students in engineering

February 17, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because... FIRST changes every life they touch for the better

February 17, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because... they're boosting STEM education through robotics!

February 17, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because it gets my kids excited about ROBOTS! #stem

February 17, 2014

I nominate @FIRSTweets for a Shorty Award in #education because FIRST has inspired countless kids to become engineers

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About the Shorty Awards

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