FIRST (For Inspiration of Robotics, Science, and Technology) is the largest competitive robotics organization in the world. Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
It’s NEVER too late to join the program; make sure you reach out today!
FIRST Tech Challenge is a competition that spans most of the fall semester, beginning in early August, with a game kickoff on September 8th, and a season that runs until early January.
Students work in teams of 6-10 to create a robot that competes in that year’s challenge. In addition to building and programming a robot, teams work on business plans, community involvement and outreach programs, fundraising activities, and a iconic presence through design of appearance and branding.
FIRST Robotic Competition is a program that utilizes every skillset available in one team per school. The FRC season starts with learning in November and December, a kickoff in January, followed by an intense 6 week build, with competitions in early March, and a world championship event in mid-April. FRC is very similar to FIRST Tech Challenge, so students who wish to participate in FRC are strongly encouraged to compete in FIRST Tech Challenege as well.