The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is an exciting mentor-based program that builds science, engineering, and technology skills for high school students. “The varsity Sport for the Mind,” 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.
Students get to:
- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot of their own design
- Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Earn a place in the World Championship
- Qualify for nearly $14.8 million in college scholarships
Utah Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition
The game for the 2013 competition will be announced on January 5th, 2013 at the Kick-Off Event. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please visit the Utah’s 2014 FRC Regional Volunteer site. There you will find a list of open positions along with their descriptions. Visit the FRC 2014 Compeitition page for more information on the competition.
Dates & Location
March 13-15, 2014, Maverik Center 3200 S Decker Lake Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84119
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Welcome to the home of FIRST®-sponsored Robotics Competition for the state of Utah and the surrounding region.