Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited time, and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded 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. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
Robert Coons, president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has said, “FIRST Robotics is as close to real-world engineering as a high school student can get.”
A student in FRC recently said, "Since my freshman year of high school, FIRST has benefited my life through new inspiration and opportunities to become engaged in throughout high school."
FIRST Indiana Robotics is looking for judges and volunteers for our events. If you are interested in helping FIRST Indiana by volunteering time at one of our events, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Our FIRST Robotics Competition Schedule:
March 4th-6th, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, IN
March 18th - 20th, Columbus East High School, Columbus, IN
March 24th-26th, Lafayette Jefferson High School, Lafayette, IN