Ferris State University’s FIRST robotics RSO (Registered Student Organization) is excited to provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about the world of robotics. Come learn about simple machines and motors, building a variety of contraptions with LEGOs. This hands-on event is open to adults and children of all ages, but children under the age of 12 do need to be accompanied by an adult. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an international youth organization founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in 1989, with the expressed goal of developing ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. Its philosophy is expressed by the organization as coopertition and gracious professionalism.