Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel

by Israel Friends of Technion
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel
Inspire the Future - FIRST Israel

Project Report | May 1, 2024
Inspire the Future - First Israel

By shira karp | Donor Relations

Inspire the Future
Inspire the Future

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators 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.

FIRST was founded in 1989 in the United States by Dean Kamen, a prolific and successful entrepreneur. By implementing FIRST programs, students (ages 6-18) build a wide set of skills and become future leaders in science and technology.


The outstanding benefit of the FIRST programs is evident as FIRST Israel alumni are populating the elite tech-units of Israel Defense Forces, the engineering departments of the universities and the Israeli tech industry.

A recent wide study conducted by researchers at Technion‘s Samuel Ne’eman Institute found that graduates of the program declared the program had a very strong impact on their course of study. The program exposed the students to various aspects of STEM and helped them focus on the pursuit of a particular science or engineering career.

Most graduates indicated that participation in the program improved various capabilities including time management, public speaking, self-efficacy, teamwork, and coping with stressful situations


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Project Leader:
Shira Karp
Beit Yanai , Israel

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