(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was
founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers in 1989. It is a non-profit
organization with over 120,000 volunteers, and has raised over 50.4
million dollars since its founding in 1989. It's main goal is to
inspire students and introduce them to the wonders of engineering
operates a number of STEM-based programs, including
LEGO League Jr.,
Tech Challenge, and
oversees a total of over 400,000 students, 34,000 robots, 90,000
mentors, and 38,7000 teams.
"To create a world where science and technology are celebrated...
where young people dream of becoming science and technology
More information about
programs can be found at the