FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITON
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.”
Under strict rules, limited resources, and intense time limits, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
It's way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.