FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

400 teams come together to showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation

 

FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Build and compete with a robot of their own design


FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Work alongside professional engineers

 

FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware

 

FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Experience design, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking, and Coopertition™

 

FIRST®  Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Qualify for millions in college scholarships

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2013 ULTIMATE ASCENT Game

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition

The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Students get to:

checkbox blue  Learn from professional engineers
checkbox blue  Build and compete with a robot of their own design 
checkbox blue  Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
checkbox blue  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
checkbox blue  Earn a place in the World Championship
checkbox blue  Qualify for over $19 million in college scholarships


FRC Crown Suppliers          (see also full list of FRC Suppliers)

3M AndyMark ebm-papst FedEx
       
Gates    
       
Microsoft National Instruments PTC Rockwell Automation
Wind River