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. The team meets on two-three days throughout the week at The Stachelczyk STEM Center (43883 Airport View Dr, Hollywood MD 20636).
Dues for the year are $400 per student that help cover the operating cost of the program. Payments can be processed through our website or in person via check or cash. To reserve your spot on the team half of the programs registration fee is due within 14 calendar days of submitting registration with the remainder due by August 1st.
Travel costs to competitions are not included in the above registration cost.Click Here for the FRC Team Student Application
growingSTEMS currently hosts 1 FRC Team as part of our Community Robotics Program.
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