FIRST stands for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It's a program to encourage high school students to study those disciplines, and make career choices in those fields.

Arthur Morken, from Central Washington University's Industrial and Engineering Technology department was a guest on Monday's Mike Bastinelli show.

He talked about the FIRST regional robotics contest that will be held at Central on March 20-23. More than fifty high school teams from  all over the state will be taking part. It's part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program here in Washington State.

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