What is Robotics? Have you ever aspired to build an autonomous, intelligent, high-powered, high speed 125lb robot to go head to head with the best high school student built robots in the world? Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition, an international competition created by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technolgy)! FIRST is a not-for-profit public charity committed to accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. This program brings together individuals of different backgrounds to compete in "Sports for the Mind".
Why join Robotics? FIRST Robotics Competition is an innovative, mind-stimulating competition that teaches students life-skills, teamwork, and sportmanship. Robotics is much more than building robots, It's a way to view science through the lenses of real world engineers, designers, and computer programmers. Robotics team members learn to write grants, create their own designs,. Students learn to become independent thinkers, innovators, and designers through collaboration with engineering professionals both regionally and across the country.