FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. It's a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™ designed to help high school students discover how rewarding the lives of engineers and scientists can be. It's the hardest fun you'll ever have!
Why is it unique?
- It's a sport where participants play with and learn from the pros
- Students have an opportunity to hone their teamwork skills by designing, building, and programming a robot in a six-week timeframe.
- Students gain real-world engineering experience by using LabVIEW®, a graphical design software from National Instruments (the same tools used by professional engineers).