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FIRST Tech Challenge (middle and high schools)



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The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition for high school students. It offers the same traditional challenges of a FIRST Robotics Competition but is generally more affordable and accessible. Teams of up to 10 students, with their teachers and mentors, build a small remote-controlled robot using a custom robotic platform created specifically for FIRST. During the season, teams document their progress and the process behind the creation and deployment of their robot. Teams compete for several awards in areas that include engineering, design excellence, and sportsmanship. If you are interested in starting a team or learning more about FTC, please contact Carol Edelman at cedelman@virginiafirst.org.

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Upcoming Events

Sat Feb 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, FTC State Championship
Sat Feb 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
FTC State Championship
Wed Mar 18 @12:00AM
Virginia FRC Regional
Thu Mar 19 @12:00AM
Virginia FRC Regional
Thu Mar 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
FTC Super Regional
Fri Mar 20 @12:00AM
Virginia FRC Regional
Fri Mar 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
FTC Super Regional
Sat Mar 21 @12:00AM
Virginia FRC Regional
Sat Mar 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
FTC Super Regional
Wed Mar 25 @12:00AM
Greater DC FRC Regional