FIRST Robotics Competition is considered by many to be the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Our 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 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. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
The build and competition season is only a part of what we do throughout the year. We conduct numerous robot demonstrations and fundraisers in our community to publicize the benefits of the program and ensure our sustainability. It’s our goal to ignite in others the same passion for engineering and technology that brings our membership back each year.