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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Program - Grades 9-12
 

FIRST Robotics competition teamThe FIRST robotics competitions are exciting national engineering and robotics competitions. NASA Glenn Research Center supports the middle school FIRST LEGO League competition by providing registration scholarships and training for participating schools. In the high school competition, teams have 6 weeks to build a 100 lb. robot.

Image to left: Students participate in FIRST Robotics Program.

Since the spring of 2002, NASA Glenn Research Center has been a sponsor of the Buckeye Regional robotics competition. The FIRST robotics competitions are exciting national engineering and robotics competitions.

FIRST robotics 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.

NASA Glenn Research Center supports the FIRST Buckeye Regional High School robotics competition by providing event sponsorship, coordination and volunteers. Additionally, we provide scholarships through the Buckeye Regional to participating schools.

If you would like to start a team in your area please visit FIRST’s “Start a Team” website.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition, please visit this site.

NASA Glenn Educational Programs Office Contact:

Chris Hartenstine
Phone: 216-433-2755
E-mail: chris.hartenstine@nasa.gov