FIRST ® Robotics Competition
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology

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 time and resources, 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 World's Leading Youth-Serving Nonprofit Advancing STEM Education
FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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FRC Blog

  • Pro-Level Monday.com Accounts for Teams!
    We are pleased to inform you about the partnership between FIRST and monday.com! monday.com is a cloud-based work operating system that allows teams to organize and manage their projects and assignments.
  • 2023 Event Listings & A Frank Farewell

    The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition season is fast approaching! You can start planning your event attendance now by checking out the list of official events we have posted.

  • SOLIDWORKS Software Access for All Teams!

    For years, SOLIDWORKS has been a Crown Supplier of FIRST and the software behind the FIRST competitions fields. Dassault Systemes will also be helping establish FIRST in France this year! Bonjour robots!