Giving Back - FIRST Robotics
TSI takes great pride in our support and leadership in Colorado FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of
Science and Technology). FIRST, founded by inventor Dean Kamen was created to inspire an appreciation of
science and technology in young people, their schools, and communities. It is a not-for-profit organization which
designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating
students to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. FIRST brings together schools
with businesses, and students with professionals as mentors, all with the support of local universities.
Dawn Lutz, Donald Lutz, and Brad Wherry have been volunteers for FIRST for six years. In various roles from
team coach to FRC field supervisor to chair of the Colorado FIRST Operating Committee, they have touched the
lives of hundreds of kids that have come through the program. Our employees have all been involved with FIRST
in some capacity - as a student participant, coach, mentor, or volunteer. TSI also provides office space and
administrative support for Colorado FIRST.
Please take a moment to explore the site, coloradofirst.org
and usfirst.org, to understand
the value of the program. It may inspire you or your organization to get involved or contribute to the cause.
Helping students get involved and compete in technology today will bring about greater advancements
and more opportunities for them in the future.
"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated
and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
-Dean Kamen, Founder, usfirst.org
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.