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FIRST Robotics Competition Participants

 

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FIRST Robotics Competition Participants

 

Infinite RechargeSM

Recognizing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption to the 2020 season, FIRST has determined that the 2020 INFINITE RECHARGESM field game will be replayed for the 2021 FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, season.  Adjustments may be made to the game, which will be announced during the Season Kickoff in January 2021.

We are doing our best, like all of you, to stay up to date on the evolving impact of the pandemic, listening carefully to global, regional, and community-based guidance, while planning for the future. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available, and when the world is ready to reconvene in person, we will be too! No matter what state we’re in for the FIRST GAME CHANGERS season, we will focus on finding ways to continue delivering our programs and what we do best. It may not look the same as in the past, but we’re here for all of you to make it happen.

FIRST® Robotics Competition

FIRST® Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to build and program industrial-size robots to play a themed field game in an action-packed alliance format, while they also create a team identity, raise funds, hone teamwork skills, and advance respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Plus, high school students gain access to exclusive scholarship opportunities from colleges, universities, and technical programs.

10 or more students (ages 14-18) and 2+ adult mentors of all skill levels and interests typically make up a FIRST Robotics Competition team. We recommend at least one mentor with technical expertise and two or more adults to help with administration, fundraising, and community outreach.

You’ll also want to find a meeting place and space to design and build an industrial-sized robot (about 150 lbs.) that has access to some machine shop power tools. Many teams meet in school workshops, local business machine shops, or home workshops.

Please note FIRST does not match children to our existing teams due our privacy policy. We encourage those looking for a team to contact their local schools, libraries, or youth organizations that may have a team in place or interest in starting one.

Information regarding the FIRST Robotics Competition 2021 season registration fees and materials will be made available when FIRST Robotics Competition registration opens in September.

The FIRST Robotics Competition build season begins in January and culminates with district and regional events, where qualifying teams compete for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in April. The ongoing impact of the pandemic presents significant and unprecedented challenges for all, including our community.

We are doing our best, like all of you, to stay up to date on the evolving impact of the pandemic, listening carefully to global, regional, and community-based guidance, while planning for the future. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available, and when the world is ready to reconvene in person, we will be too! No matter what state we’re in for the FIRST GAME CHANGERS season, we will focus on finding ways to continue delivering our programs and what we do best. It may not look the same as in the past, but we’re here for all of you to make it happen.

FIRST Robotics Competition Participants

 

FIRST IS More than just robots…

 

Evidence from our ongoing longitudinal study is demonstrating that FIRST is meeting its mission goals to increase the number of young people interested in STEM – and their interest extends beyond their participation in the program to their educational and career choices. In addition to gains in STEM outcomes, FIRST participants develop skills in teamwork, problem solving and communication, preparing them for success in school and the future workforce.

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