The FIRST Collegiate Robotics Organization (FCRO) is foremost a FIRST support organization. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. MSOE’s FCRO works to support the various robotics programs established by FIRST by mentoring teams of younger students in our area. FCRO works to combine principles of FIRST programs into a college-level robotics team that will support other FIRST programs, inspire students of all ages, and serve to extend the reach of FIRST to emerging engineers and scientists in a way that existing college level programs cannot, through Coopertition™ and Gracious Professionalism™