- Scholarship Opportunities
- 2012 Student Testimonials
- What is FIRST Robotics?
- FIRST Robotics Competition
- FIRST Tech Challenge
- FIRST Lego League
- Jr. FIRST Lego League
- Different Team Divisions
A phrase coined by FIRST to encourage students to merge thoughts of success with those of mutual gain; Gracious Professionals compete with a passion, yet treat all with respect
Coopertition is defined as “displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition”
Why FIRST Is a Beneficial Program
Each Program is Specifically Designed
It Increases Student Understanding
FIRST is a great program, whose main goal is to increase the understanding of science and technology in students of all ages. Through FIRST, children grow and learn many skills and techniques. By participating in any of the FIRST programs (Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC, or FRC), students grow up learning many important, applicable skills that can be used in the real world. A few of the most prevalent skills taught are illustrated below:
Creativity – Students have to work and think of ideas for how and what they are going to do for competition, such as the design of the robot.
Engineering – Students draft and build robots using real materials and real tools.
Math – In order to build an accurate robot, precise instructions and measurements are needed by calculation.
Teamwork – A team is made up of members who need to work together to get stuff done.
Strategy – Before building a robot, a team needs to know what they’re building and what their goals are for the game season.
Programming – Programmers gain experience in highly useful fields for growing careers in today’s world. The result coding is needed in order to make the robot function.
Leadership – Students are put into leadership positions, which they learn many aspects of what it takes to head a team.
Management – Students are put in charge of many resources, such as to manage time, materials, etc.
Finance – Students are put into a finance group where they take charge of fundraising and recruiting mentors/sponsors.