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FIRST Tech Challenge (middle and high school)

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 Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
FTC Workshop Southwest Virginia Community College
Sat Sep 27 @12:00AM
Sat Sep 27 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
FTC Workshops at VCU
Sat Sep 27 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
RVA Maker Fest at the Science Museum of Virginia
Fri Oct 03 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Virginia Manufacturing Day
Sat Oct 04 @12:00AM
Rumble in the Roads!