All of our programs are geared toward inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders.
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9.
Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots.
FTC is designed for students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model.
“The varsity Sport for the Mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
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Congratulations to all of the great teams that competed at the 2015-2016 FTC South Super-Regional event in San Antonio on March 9-11, 2016. Click HERE for a list of all winning teams (highlighted teams will be advancing to the FTC World Championships)
Here are links to the 2016 Alamo Regional Pit Maps FRC Pit Map FTC Pit Map FLL Pit Map
Here are the links to the Video Live Stream for each program at the 2016 Alamo Regional: FIRST Robotic Competition (FRC) – Click Here FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Bluford Field Ochoa Field FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Blue Tables Red Tables
Here are links to the 2016 Alamo Regional Public Agendas FRC Public Agenda FTC Public Agenda FLL & Jr.FLL Public Agenda
If you accidentally forgot to make arrangements for meals this week, you have a few options: Box Lunches are available from the RK Group (catering company for the convention center). These orders need to be turned in by 5:00pm CST on Monday, March 7th. Here is a link to the order form: 2016_RKGroup_PreOrder_BoxLunch_Form The downtown[…]
Featured on todays show, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 4549, Mustang Robotics. They are from Lutheran High School in San Antonio, Texas. We hear from Gareth Lawrence (programming) and Scott Semian (build) who share the story behind their FIRST robotics journey. Through the FIRST Tech Challenge program Scott went from tool and build novice to tool and build expert. Which has also[…]
Featured on today’s show, FIRST LEGO League Team 10733, the Pink Panthers. They are from TMI Episcopal School in San Antonio, TX Communications Team Lead, Isabella shared what prompted her to become involved with FIRST robotics. She also gives helpful advice for additional ways students can participate in FIRST beyond a robot build focus. Coach Lewey discusses the[…]
Featured on todays show, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4412 and FIRST Tech Challenge Team 4416, the Steel Stallions. They are from the School of Science and Technology in San Antonio, Texas. Team Captain, Ozzy Leija is a long time member and has seen the team grow from the original 4 members in 2012 to 23 strong this[…]
We know you have heard the amazing announcement about FIRST Robotics being chosen as part of the UIL Robotics pilot program here in Texas. You can learn more about it on the FIRST in Texas website. We sat down with Patrick Felty, Alamo Regional Director to get his thoughts. What YOU think this announcement means[…]
FIRST Stronghold was announced this past week and we are excited! Here are resources for your FRC team from FIRST Headquarters. Website Landing Page Game Manual Basic Field Drawings, Field Assembly Drawings, Field Component Drawings, and Team Version Drawings Kickoff Kit Checklists 2016 Control System Documentation National Instruments FIRST Robotics Competition Update Suite C+\Java Files[…]
What is FIRST?
For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have. For team Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake. For Sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2014-2015 FIRST season brought together more than 400,000 young people, and Volunteers filling over 180,000 roles, in more than 80 countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.
Dean Kamen, Founder
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.