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. To signup to participate in this program, please fill out and submit a member application.

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. To reserve your spot on the team half of the programs registration fee is due by September 1st with the remainder due by November 1st. 

Travel costs to competitions are not included in the above registration cost. 


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

FRC 836 – The RoboBees

 



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