FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game, along with the required set of tasks, changes annually. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and are encouraged to buy or make specialized parts.

Students in 9th through 12th grade are available to register for the FRC program.Enrollment for the FRC program is generally open from June to December of each year. Dues for the year are $250 per student that help cover the operating cost of the program.

Click Here for the FRC Team Student Application



growingSTEMS currently hosts 1 FRC Team as part of our Community Robotics Program.

FRC 836 – The RoboBees


Recent FRC News Posts —

DFRobot Sensor Applications

In an effort to share our experiences with other teams and organizations we wanted to highlight one of the sensors that has been instrumental in our robot operations throughout the years. As a perfect example we used 6+ of these specific sensors on our 2018 FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) robot, ...

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Panda Express Fundraisers

Our local Panda Express has offered to help support our community robotics programs by donating 20% of their proceeds from qualified purchased made from 11AM to 2PM on BOTH February 1st 2019 and March 1st 2019. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity! For your in store purchases to qualify ...

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Rumble in the Roads

The 2018 Rumble in the Roads event was a huge success due to determination and great teamwork!

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Maryland FRC Retreat

An eventful 72 hour retreat with the goal of enhancing collaboration between Maryland FRC teams

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