FIRST Tech Challenge (middle and high schools)




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 New Challenge for 2015-2016 Announced! Click on the FIRST RES-Q logo below to learn more.



The FIRST Tech Challenge is a mid-level robotics competition for middle and 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 FIRST Tech Challenge, please contact Carol Edelman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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VirginiaFIRST FIRST Tech Challenge Sponsors

bechtel logo Consol  CSC
 Dominion Resources DuPont   
InSource Solutions     micron logo
Sperry Marine Orbital ATK  PTC GRAY

Terra Tech Traditional Screen Printing Two Way Radio
Linder Foundation UVA Engineering  

Special thanks to:

Battlefield High School
Richmond City Public Schools
Norfolk State University Southwest Virginia Community College
Orange County High School University of Virginia