first robotics competition

grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

More geographically accessible, FTC is designed for those who want to compete head-to-head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. 

Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) get to: 

  1. Design, build, and program robots.

  2. Apply real-world math and science concepts.

  3. Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills.

  4. Compete and cooperate in alliances at tournaments.

  5. Earn a place in the World Championship.

  6. Qualify for more than $7 million in college scholarships.