WHAT IS FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION?
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 an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are ...
The positive impact on FIRST Robotics Competition participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% have more interest in doing well in school and 92% are more interested in attending college.
FIRST Robotics Competition teams get to:
Learn from professional engineers
Master STEM skills
The really cool thing about FIRST Robotics Competition is…all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Read more about team basics, time frame, commitment, and skills required. What does every FIRST Robotics Competition team need? . Two or more adult Mentors with both technical and non-technical expertise ...
Cost & Registration
What does it cost to participate? There are costs involved with forming a FIRST Robotics Competition team and they can vary from team to team and region to region depending on what level of participation the team chooses.
Here are some basic cost parameters:.
Hard work pays off! Each FIRST Robotics Competition season culminates with district and regional events where qualifying teams compete for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship. Events at every level offer students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friendships,
SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING
High school level FIRST participants become FIRST Alumni and gain access to exclusive education funding as part of the FIRST Scholarship Program. Who is eligible for a FIRST Scholarship? How does the FIRST Scholarship Program work?