FIRST Tech Challenge Team #12317
Starting in September, FIRST Tech Challenge teams of up to fifteen students explore the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming, and operating robots to play a competition challenge in an alliance format. Every year there is a new game with different tasks that the robot must complete. Once the game is revealed, the students must design their robot accordingly.
FIRST robotics is made possible through the use of start-up grants and school funds. The program’s purpose is to foster a partnership between local industry and public schools, while providing students with opportunities to explore engineering and technological careers. Through FIRST robotics students learn programming, fabrication, strategy, problem solving, team building, and communication skills. Visit the FIRST website for more information.