For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an exciting program that assimilates teams, sponsors, colleges and technical professionals with high school students to develop their solution to a prescribed engineering challenge in a competitive game environment. The competitions combine the practical application of science and technology with the fun, intense energy and excitement of a championship - sporting event. The program results in life-changing, careermolding experiences for its participants and is also great fun.
Every year a new game is released. Teams build a robot that can play the game in the most efficient and effective way, learning leadership, team work and communication skills along the way. Students work together as part of an elite international program, with thousands of teams competing around the world. Macquarie University, MIT, and Yale offer students preferred entry as the thousands of hours a student applies to the FIRST Robotics Challenge over their high school career is akin to an Olympic athlete training at the highest levels of their sport.