Target Applicant: Pre-University


The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport 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 a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. High-school students get to:

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software
  • Be exposed to design, project management, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking,and CoopertitionTM
  • Earn a place in the Championship
  • Qualify for close to $19 million in college scholarships

Learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition