FIRST combines the excitement of sports 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 students can get. Volunteer professionals and mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team, making the experience valuable and unforgettable for both the student and the mentor.
*Program description, video header & game images provided by FIRST