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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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[…]
FIRST preferred housing can be found on the Regional Event Housing page. Hotels are added weekly, so please check back often if you do not see your preferred hotel in San Antonio. There is a whole new look and feel to the reservation system this season so the experience should be much easier and quicker[…]
Have you seen “FTC – Java Support Night” on the FIRST in Texas calendar? If you are an FTC team then this night is for you! Come tinker at 10Bitworks – Hackerspace and get support from great guys like Sean Kelly. See the space and learn why you and your team need to take advantage[…]
FIRST RGV had a wonderful event a few weeks back in Edinburg to introduce interested students to FIRST. They had multiple sessions including robots in action, 101 on how to participate in FIRST and our very own Jennifer Navarrete talking about social media for FIRST teams. Watch this video of Jennifer N. interviewing Kevin Graham to[…]
On September 24th, San Antonio based Boy Scouts of America Explorer post 42 visited Timberwood Park Elementary school in San Antonio to teach younger scouts about robotics, electronics and 3-D printing. Explorer Post 42 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is a year round after school club teaching engineering, computer programming and web design.[…]
More than 130 new and veteran FLL coaches attended an FLL Coaches meeting sponsored by Texas Disposal Systems on October 3, 2015 at Rolling Meadows Elementary in San Antonio. Ms. Stacy Schmitt and Mr. Ryan Beard gave a great thought provoking and interactive presentation on how Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) manages and recycles consumer and[…]
On September 12, Texas based FIRST Tech Challenge teams gathered around the state at Kickoff events to get a first glimpse of this season’s game: FIRST® RES-QSM. An estimated 51,500 students on 5,150 teams around the world will participate in the 2015/2016 season. The 2015/2016 game, FIRST® RES-QSM, is modeled after actual rescue situations faced[…]
The Alamo Region is dedicated to inspiring young people’s interest in science and technology. Through our programs, kids team with local engineers, professors and business people to solve real world engineering challenges. Students develop technical expertise, and gain self confidence, knowledge and skills to face life’s challenges. They discover they can achieve more than they[…]
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.